USCG: Charter Boat Hits Bonner Bridge

MarineLink.com
Monday, August 05, 2013
Sandra D (Photo: Pirate's Cove Marina)

The Coast Guard responded Monday to an allision between a 58-foot charter boat with nine people aboard and the Bonner Bridge in Oregon Inlet, N.C.

A concerned boater aboard the vessel West Wind witnessed the allision and contacted Coast Guard Sector North Carolina watchstanders via VHF-FM marine radio channel 16 at approximately 5:45 a.m., stating that the charter boat, Sandra D, struck one of the support pilings of the bridge, resulting in a five-foot by 10-foot hole in the boat's bow and possible injuries to three of the passengers aboard.

Watchstanders deployed crews from Coast Guard Station Oregon Inlet aboard a 47-foot Motor Life Boat and a 24-foot Special Purpose Craft - Shallow Water to assist. 

A good Samaritan was in the area and assisted in taking the passengers off the Sandra D.

At approximately 6:10 a.m., the crew aboard the MLB arrived on scene and removed seven people from the good Samaritan's boat and transported them to shore where they were met by Dare County emergency medical services personnel.

The Sandra D's owner intentionally grounded his boat to keep it from sinking.  The Coast Guard crew aboard the SPC-SW then retrieved the owner and a crewman and took them back to shore.

Coast Guard watchstanders issued a safety marine information broadcast concerning the Sandra D's position and it potential to be a hazard to navigation.

North Carolina Department of Transportation personnel are scheduled to conduct a survey of the bridge.

"The mariners and the Coast Guard are extremely lucky that there were no significant injuries or damage to the bridge in this allision," said Lt. Lane Munroe, the command center chief at Coast Guard Sector North Carolina. "Mariners are reminded to use marked channels and transit at safe speeds to minimize the inherent risk of boating in the vicinity of structures. Using alternate bridge spans, which do not have fender systems to protect the bridge from vessel strikes and are not marked with navigational aids greatly increases the risk to the boating public as well as the vehicles using the bridge."
 

Maritime Reporter October 2014 Digital Edition
FREE Maritime Reporter Subscription
Latest Maritime News    rss feeds

News

USCG Assist Duck Hunters Near Harrington Beach Park

The Coast Guard and the Port Washington and Cedar Grove Fire Departments came to the assistance of two duck hunters on Lake Michigan Friday. The names of those involved are not being released.

Sapurakencana Wins 3 Petronas Oil blocks

SapuraKencana Petroleum Berhad today announced that it has entered into Sale and Purchase Agreements to acquire the entire interest of PETRONAS in 3 blocks offshore

Kemp Succeeds Semple at Wood Group

Wood Group announced following changes to its senior management team. Alan Semple, chief financial officer (CFO) has advised the board that he intends to

Coast Guard

USCG Assist Duck Hunters Near Harrington Beach Park

The Coast Guard and the Port Washington and Cedar Grove Fire Departments came to the assistance of two duck hunters on Lake Michigan Friday. The names of those involved are not being released.

7 Rescued from Sinking Freighter Near Haiti

Seven crewmembers were rescued after their 100-foot coastal freighter began taking on water and sank approximately 45 miles north off of Cap Haitien, Haiti, Friday.

Update: Explosion in the Gulf of Mexico

An explosion occurred aboard a production platform Thursday at West Delta 105, operated by Fieldwood Energy, resulting in one fatality and three injured. The Bureau

Maritime Safety

USCG Assist Duck Hunters Near Harrington Beach Park

The Coast Guard and the Port Washington and Cedar Grove Fire Departments came to the assistance of two duck hunters on Lake Michigan Friday. The names of those involved are not being released.

HMAS Success Deploys to Middle East

After months of preparation, HMAS Success departed Garden Island in Sydney today for a six-month deployment to the Middle East Region to provide logistic support

7 Rescued from Sinking Freighter Near Haiti

Seven crewmembers were rescued after their 100-foot coastal freighter began taking on water and sank approximately 45 miles north off of Cap Haitien, Haiti, Friday.

 
 
Maritime Contracts Maritime Security Naval Architecture Navigation Offshore Oil Pipelines Port Authority Ship Repair Ship Simulators Winch
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: 0.1291 sec (8 req/sec)