On January 6, a vessel ran aground off the coast of Umm Al Quwain, United Arab Emirates. The vessel was blown ashore by high winds and strong waves. Local authorities report that all 10 crew on board the vessel was safely rescued and there were no injuries. Reports state the area around the vessel was secured and oil pollution containment was in place. The name of the vessel was not reported.
On May 4, the 364 meter long, 128,550 dwt container ship allided with quay at the Jebel Ali container terminal in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The CMA CGM Centaurus was attempting to berth when it’s starboard bow struck the quay. The vessel hit a leg of a gantry crane causing it to collapse and another crane was pushed off its tracks. Ten people were injured during the incident. Authorities have launched an investigation into the incident.
The diesel transport vessel Sunshine went aground on the shore at Umm Al Quwain, United Arab Emirates. The vessel was transporting 160 tons of fuel when it suffered engine failure before going ashore. No reports of injuries. Some pollution was reported as some of the Sunshine’s fuel was released into the water. A tug attempted to pull the Sunshine free, but the tug became stuck in the nearby shallow water. Authorities have ordered the owners to remove the vessel in three days. Reports state the authorities and coast guard was on the scene monitoring the scene. Nearby residents were told to close their air vents to prevent the fumes from entering their home.
- Ship that ran aground off Umm Al Quwain being emptied (gulfnews.com)