Stranded Shrimp Boat Freed by Coast Guard

Monday, December 19, 2005
A shrimp boat stranded off the shore of Ponte Vedra, Fla., for days is finally free, according to a First Coast News report. The Coast Guard said no fuel was spilled during the move. The "Captain A. B." first hit the sand of Ponte Vedra Beach at around 5:30 a.m. last week. The boat's pilot reportedly fell asleep at the helm. Because of environmental worries, the US Coast Guard was in charge of the effort to get the boat afloat. Between pulls at high tide, the Coast Guard had been arranging tanker trucks to pump more than 4,000 gallons of fuel and oil off the boat, which, according to the report, helped in two ways. First, even though the boat's hull seemed sturdy, pumping out the petroleum would mean any spill would be less dangerous to the environment. The other benefit of an empty tank was that the boat was simply lighter and more likely to float when the next high tide washed in. Source: First Coast News
Maritime Reporter September 2014 Digital Edition
FREE Maritime Reporter Subscription
Latest Maritime News    rss feeds

Contracts

Clean Marine Wins New Contract

Clean Marine has been selected by Hyundai Mipo Dockyard in South Korea to supply exhaust gas cleaning systems (EGCS) for two new MR tankers. IMO’s convention

Liebherr to Deliver RTGs to Mayotte and Manila

Liebherr confirms orders for variable speed RTGs and electric RTGs. DPWorld Asian Terminals Inc. has placed an order with Liebherr Container Cranes for a further 5 RTGs at its Manila facility.

U.S. Navy Contracts 12 Rapid Response Skimmers

Kvichak Marine won a US Navy contract for 12 30-ft.Rapid Response Skimmers (RRS) for delivery over the next 18 months, with options for up to 30 additional skimmers to be delivered through 2019.

Coast Guard

USCG Monitoring Barge adrift in Beaufort Sea

U.S. Coast Guard personnel and Canadian federal agencies, including the Canadian coast guard, Transport Canada and Environment Canada, are monitoring a 134-foot

EUCAP Nestor Train 30 Somali Coast Guards

On 21 October, the European Union’s Maritime Capacity Building Mission in the Horn of Africa and Western Indian Ocean (EUCAP Nestor) celebrated the successful completion of a two month Mentoring,

Video: USCG Medevacs Navy Sailor off Virginia

The U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) medevaced a man Wednesday from a Navy vessel off the Virginia coast after watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Hampton Roads in Portsmouth

 
 
Maritime Contracts Maritime Security Maritime Standards Naval Architecture Navigation Port Authority Ship Electronics Ship Repair Ship Simulators Sonar
rss | archive | history | articles | privacy | terms and conditions | 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: 0.1344 sec (7 req/sec)