Vessel Name

Vessel Type

Situation

Response

Critical Factors

Outcome

TORREY CANYON

VLCC

Grounding

Salvage Master and RN SupSalv on board, preparations being made to offload and de-water holed tank; explosion occurred incident to salvage preparations; Salvage Master killed; RAF bombed ship against advice of RN SupSalv in unsuccessful attempt to burn remaining cargo

Fully loaded, explosion occurred incident to salvage preparations

Major pollution occurred; ship total loss

TRITON C/ELAP

M/V general cargo

Aground

Part offloaded; SASI, refloated

 

 

TUGS TAMPICO

M/V

 

Wet salvage

 

 

TULA

M/V

 

Wet salvage

 

 

USCG MESQITE

 

Run aground

Successfully picked up after being aground all winter

Lost favorable weather window in December

Picked up in spring, hazardous materials removed, and scuttled

USNS MISSION SAN FRANCISCO

T-2 tanker

Collision; explosion; grounding; channel blockage; stern afloat, bow hard aground, loss of hull modulus in midbody

Joint response (USN, Merritt Chapman Scott); 102 tons of ballast loaded in stern as stability ballast; operation interrupted due to fog and ice floes; second collision occurred casting stem section loose; 102 tons of stability ballast in addition to mid-body bottom structure was sufficient for adequate stability; protection of environment consisted of state-of-the-art best effort to deploy booms

Sustained severe structural damage

Stern salved; bow and mid-body broken up by explosive cutting and wrecking grabs and disposed of

VEEDOL /ELWR

M/V bulk cargo

Aground

Refloated; SMIT/SASI; LOF

Aground at breakwater

 

VENCEMOS IV

 

Sank

 

Full cargo of cement; cement hardened bit by bit; lack of owner cooperation

CTL; wreck removal project

VENTURE LUNA

Cargo vessel

Grounded

Refloated by own efforts; hull holed and spilling oil required owners and P&I to make an OPA 90 response

 

Continued voyage with temporary repairs

WANDA WHEELOCK

Large ITB barge

Struck rock and sank

Lightened to sister barge; refloated

Obstructing river fairway

 

WEEKS #282

Barge

Sank

Refloated with pumps with local salvor

Time critical as blocking river fairway

 

WESTERN BARGE

 

 

Wet salvage

 

 

WYWURRY

MV bulkcarrier

Aground

Lightering operation

 

 

ZAMIA

M/V

 

Dry salvage

 

 

ZOE COLLOCOTRONI

44,000 dwt

Grounding

Offload of cargo using ships pumps, piping, and discharge connection

Weather cooperated; owner supplied lightering vessel which was anchored astern

Environmental pollution was minor



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