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Proteus

Proteus

Proteus
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The 87 meter long, 726 dwt ro-ro passenger ship Proteus ran aground off Skiathos, Greece. The Proteus had departed from Skiathos with 53 passengers and six vehicles bound for Skopelos when it suffered rudder failure. The ferry veered on the rocks of the small islet of Daskalonisi and went aground. The vessel contacted authorities who dispatched a patrol vessel to the scene.  Passengers were transferred off the Proteus to the patrol vessel and taken back to Skiathos.

A tug was dispatched and was able to refloat the Proteus the following day. Inspectors surveyed the hull of the ferry and found no damage or pollution released.

 

Seven Runaway Vessels

Seven Runaway Vessels

Captain JP III
Photo: wnyt.com

On January 25, seven vessels broke free from their moorings on the Hudson River near Albany, New York. Five barges, one tugboat and the 140 foot long passenger ship Captain JP III broke free after rains and warming weather caused the water level on the river to rise and released several ice jams.  Pulled downstream, the Captain JP III drifted until it struck the railroad bridge.  The passenger ship was too tall to pass under the bridge and became wedged under the span.  Many of the other vessels were able to pass under the bridge without mishap, but several did strike the bridge.

Multiple tugs were dispatched and were able to free the Captain JP III and recover the other unmanned tugboats and barges.  No reports of injuries.

Authorities report the bridge did sustain some minor damage, but the bridge should remain in operation.  The Captain JP III sustained significant hull damage to its stern.

Pure Liner 2

Pure Liner 2

Pure Liner 2
Photo: rp-online.de

On December 25, the 63 meter long passenger vessel Pure Liner 2 sank on the Rhine at Cologne, Germany. The Pure Liner 2 had been moored along a quay when it became stuck when the water level rose on the river.  The vessel sustained water ingress and partially sank leaving only part of its upper deck above water. No reports of injuries.

Reports state the Pure Liner 2 will be raised and salvage costs could exceed 100,000 €.