Freight Ship Grounds Off Port Everglades

Monday, October 11, 2004
A Unified Command compromised of federal, state and vessel owner’s representatives are overseeing response operations to the grounding of the 600 foot bulk freight ship Federal Pescadores which was attempting to anchor outside Port Everglades, Fla.

The Panamanian-flagged vessel was carrying cement, also has approximately 588 tons of bunker oil and 105 tons of diesel fuel onboard.

Titan Maritime, LLC and its subcontractor Resolve Marine Group will focus on refloating the M/V Federal Pescadores at high tide, Sunday afternoon.

Commercial salvage engineers began removing fuel oil from the vessel’s double bottom fuel tanks at approximately 11:40 a.m. today to mitigate any pollution risks prior to refloating the vessel. The fuel oil is being transferred to MSRC Barge 452.

Currently, no signs of pollution or injuries have been reported. The Oil Spill Recovery Vessel NRC Sentinel is standing by on-scene monitoring the situation. Shore side pollution response teams and equipment are staged at environmentally sensitive sites. The Coast Guard, National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) continue to monitor and assist, to protect the marine environment and ensure that operations are conducted safely.

Resources involved in this operation include:

Sector Miami Command Center

Station Fort Lauderdale response boats

Marine Casualty Investigators/Marine Vessel Inspectors

Marine Environmental Response Officers

Gulf Strike team members

Air Station Miami Aircraft NRC SENTINEL with oil skimmer

4 Tugs:

Tug RHEA

Tug JANET CATHERINE

Tug PILOT

Tug ELSBETH

MSRC Barge 452 with oil skimmer 15-man salvage and lightering team

The Coast Guard was notified at approximately 1130 p.m. Oct. 6, that Federal Pescadores reported running aground approximately one half mile offshore and one mile north of the entrance to Port Everglades, Fla.

After the vessel is refloated and moved to anchorage, Florida Marine Research Institute divers will survey the reef and assess any damage.

The incident is under investigation.

Maritime Today


The Maritime Industry's original and most viewed E-News Service

Maritime Reporter June 2016 Digital Edition
FREE Maritime Reporter Subscription
Latest Maritime News    rss feeds

Casualties

Red River Closed after Barge Grounding

The Red River was closed Sunday from mile marker 40 to mile marker 42, after a barge reportedly ran aground and was protruding into the channel near mile marker 41, according to the U.

Tanker Crewman Medevaced off Virginia

The U.S. Coast Guard medevaced an ailing crew member Saturday from a tanker off Virginia Beach.   Coast Guard watchstanders at the 5th District Command Center

Chemical Tanker Runs Aground off Alaska

A 599-foot Norway flagged chemical tanker Champion Ebony ran aground near Nunivak Island, Alaska on June 24.   U.S. Coast Guard Sector Anchorage watchstanders

 
 
Maritime Security Maritime Standards Naval Architecture Offshore Oil Pipelines Pod Propulsion Port Authority Ship Repair Ship Simulators Sonar
rss | archive | history | articles | privacy | contributors | top maritime news | about us | copyright | maritime magazines
maritime security news | shipbuilding news | maritime industry | shipping news | maritime reporting | workboats news | ship design | maritime business

Time taken: 0.0667 sec (15 req/sec)