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Pan Spirit

Pan Spirit

The 190 meter long, 56891 dwt bulk carrier Pan Spirit ran aground at Mombasa, Kenya.  The Pan Spirit had arrived from a voyage from Al Jubail and was maneuvering to berth in Mombasa when it ran aground. The bulk carrier remain stuck for several hours until it could be refloated later the same day.  No reports of injuries or pollution released. 

Raba

Raba

Raba
Photo: liepajniekiem.lv

 

On July 4, the 149 meter long bulk carrier Raba ran aground near the entrance to the harbour at Liepaja, Latvia. The Raba had departed from Liepaja when it veered out the channel and ran aground near the southern breakwater.  The crew were unable to refloat the vessel and requested assistance. Tugs were dispatched and attempted to refloat the vessel the next day, but the bulk carrier was stuck. Authorities determined the Raba had to be lightered before any further attempts were made. The bulk carrier Crown Mary arrived on the scene on July 6.  Part of the Raba cargo was transferred to the Crown Mary which allow tugs to pull the Raba free. The Raba proceeded to a nearby anchorage where it could be inspected for damage. No reports of injuries or pollution released.

Raba
Photo: liepajniekiem.lv
Thorco Lineage

Thorco Lineage

Thorco Lineage

On June 24, the 132 meter long, 16949 dwt cargo vessel Thorco Lineage ran aground off Raroia Atoll, French Polynesia.  The cargo vessel was en route to Hobart, Australia from Baltimore, United States when it ran ashore along the northern edge of the atoll.  No reports of injuries to the 18 crew on board, damage or pollution released.  

Authorities dispatched the multi-purpose naval vessel Bougainville to the scene. The Bougainville will attempt to refloat the Thorco Lineage. The Bougainville was able to attach a towline and pull the cargo vessel free.  However, the the towline broke leaving the Thorco Lineage adrift in the open sea.  Reports state the Thorco Lineage drifted away from the shoreline and a tug from Papeete was dispatched to take over the towing of the cargo vessel later the same day.   Authorities are still monitoring the situation.

Thorco Lineage