Three Mariners Rescued from Sinking Ship

MarineLink.com
Monday, January 13, 2014

The Coast Guard rescued three mariners from a sinking fishing vessel Saturday in the vicinity of Calibogue Sound, S.C., January 12.

Watchstanders in the Coast Guard Sector Charleston command center received a report from Beaufort County Dispatch stating the 62-foot fishing vessel Christina Leigh was taking on water, at 3 p.m. The three mariners aboard had to place the call via cell phone since their VHF radio was damaged. 

Sector Charleston personnel put out an Urgent Marine Information Broadcast and launched crewmembers from Coast Guard Station Tybee Island at 3:04 p.m. A crew aboard a rescue helicopter from Coast Guard Air Station Savannah was also launched. The helicopter crew arrived on scene and located the vessel at 4 p.m.

An initial survey showed the Christina Leigh was listing to the right and was being battered by the surf. The three crewmembers were standing on the bow of the vessel, signaling the helicopter. The helicopter crew directed the 25-foot response boat from Station Tybee to the location of the vessel. All three distressed mariners were transferred onto the Coast Guard boat at approximately 4:06 p.m.

None of the three rescued mariners reported any injuries. All three were wearing their life jackets during the incident. Coast Guard crews vacated the scene due to an approaching storm and tornado warning as soon as the three mariners were rescued.

The Christina Leigh master reported the vessel has approximately 280 gallons of diesel fuel aboard. Coast Guard marine investigators and pollution investigators have been notified and will attempt to obtain a salvage plan from the owner. A Coast Guard Auxiliary aircraft is scheduled to conduct an aerial assessment of the site of the sinking for potential pollution. Station Tybee personnel are scheduled to transport the marine and pollution investigators to the scene to conduct an inspection at 8:45 a.m., Sunday.

uscgnews.com
 

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

News

Carnival to Add Nine Ships to Cruise Fleet

Carnival Corporation enters into strategic partnerships to add nine cruise ships to its fleet over a four-year period starting in 2019; shipbuilders Fincantieri

Coast Guard Academy Cadet to Receive Fulbright Scholarship

Stephen Horvath, a first class cadet at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy, was recently granted a two-year Fulbright Scholarship to study renewable energy technologies

Ecochlor Presents BWTS Case Study at CMA

Ballast water treatment technology developer Ecochlor Inc. presented a project case study yesterday at CMA Shipping 2015 in Stamford, Conn. The case study covered

Coast Guard

Coast Guard Academy Cadet to Receive Fulbright Scholarship

Stephen Horvath, a first class cadet at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy, was recently granted a two-year Fulbright Scholarship to study renewable energy technologies

Greek Ferry Runs Aground in the Aegean

A Greek ferry ran aground on the Aegean island of Kassos overnight, the AP is reporting.      None of the 227 passengers and 55 crew were injured and a tug

17 Countries for Maritime Security Training in Indonesia

Representatives from 17 countries would take part in the sixth Maritime Security Desktop Exercise that is scheduled to be held in Yogyakarta, Indonesia from March 30 to April 1.

Maritime Safety

Greek Ferry Runs Aground in the Aegean

A Greek ferry ran aground on the Aegean island of Kassos overnight, the AP is reporting.      None of the 227 passengers and 55 crew were injured and a tug

US Will Work to Ensure Bab-el-Mandeb Strait Remains Open

The U.S. military will work with Gulf and European partners to ensure the strategic Bab el-Mandeb Strait at the tip of the Red Sea remains open to commerce despite fighting and instability in Yemen,

BMT’s REMBRANDT-INLAND Simulation Tool

Brown Water Training and Collision Reconstruction Taken to a New Level When a new or expanded port is planned on an inland waterway, how do you assure the civil

 
 
Maritime Careers / Shipboard Positions Maritime Security Navigation Pipelines Port Authority Ship Repair Ship Simulators Shipbuilding / Vessel Construction Sonar 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: 0.1893 sec (5 req/sec)