Cruise Passengers Ferried from Entangled Vessel

Monday, June 16, 2008

52 passengers and crew were transported to shore from a 62-foot harbor cruise vessel after its props became entangled while anchored in in

Coast Guard Sector received a call over marine band radio channel from the master of the Atlantic Highlands Princess who reported that the vessel had lost power to both of its engines and was drifting toward the break wall. Once the vessel anchored to keep from drifting its propellers were found entangled in the mooring lines of a nearby vessel and the chains from a mooring ball.

A rescue crew from Coast Guard Station Sandy Hook arrived on scene and began transporting all of the passengers and four crew members to shore. The captain and two crew members remained on the vessel.

Commercial divers arrived on scene and awaited arrival of a commercial tug from Island Towing to free the vessel. The tug arrived at about 10 a.m. Sunday and the divers began work to release the line and chain. Once the lines are free, the tug will assist in transporting the vessel to its home .
There were no reported injuries and no reported pollution in the water.

Weather on scene at the time of the incident was 14 mile per hour winds with 35 mile per hour gusts and one-foot seas.

Maritime Reporter September 2015 Digital Edition
FREE Maritime Reporter Subscription
Latest Maritime News    rss feeds

Coast Guard

Captain of Ill-fated El Faro was Known as Trusted Mariner

The captain of the ill-fated cargo ship that sank in a hurricane off the Bahamas with no survivors last week was an experienced and highly trusted mariner who had spent a lifetime on the water,

Collision Course with a Hurricane: How Doomed US Ship Met its End

The ill-fated U.S.-flagged El Faro cargo ship sunk by Hurricane Joaquin was sailing at near full speed into the center of the storm before it lost propulsion amid mountainous waves and brutal winds,

Chiarello: TOTE Continues Support to El Faro Families

Anthony Chiarello, President & CEO of TOTE, owner of the cargo ship presumed to have sunk with 33 mariners aboard last week amid Hurricane Joaquin, issued a statement

Maritime Careers / Shipboard Positions Maritime Standards Naval Architecture Navigation Pipelines Pod Propulsion Salvage Ship Electronics Ship Simulators Winch
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: 0.1135 sec (9 req/sec)