The 170 meter long, 33609 dwt tanker Argent Cosmos ran aground on the Columbia River near Skamokawa, Washington. The Argent Cosmos was headed to China from Clatskanie, Oregon with a cargo of 1.6 million gallons of ethanol and 6.6 million gallons of monoethylene glycol when it suffered a mechanical malfunction.
Two tugs were dispatched to assist refloating the tanker on the rising tide. The Coast Guard dispatched a helicopter to conduct an over flight. No reports of injuries, damage or pollution released. Reports state the Argent Cosmos was refloated and proceeded to Longview for inspection.
The 225 meter long, 76807 dwt bulk carrier Nenita ran aground on the Columbia River near Skamokawa, Washington. The Nenita had departed from Kalama fully laden with a cargo of grain when it suffered a power blackout and ran aground. The Nenita suffered damage in the forepeak resulting in water ingress. The crew was later able to bring the flooding under control and refloat the vessel. No reports of injuries. The Nenita was inspected and the bulk carrier proceeded to Kalama. The Coast Guard conducted an overflight and found no pollution had been released.
The 229 meter long, 82,153 dwt bulk carrier Rosco Palm ran aground twice on the Columbia River near Skamokawa, Washington. On August 11, the Rosco Palm was headed downstream from Kalama bound for Chiba, China when it ran aground. The bulk carrier was later refloated and headed to an anchorage upriver near Skamokawa. Near the anchorage the Rosco Palm ran aground a second time on a sand bank. The following day, the Rosco Palm was refloated again and proceeded to Kalama where it was inspected for damage. No reports of injuries, damage or pollution released.