Vessel Name

Vessel Type

Situation

Response

Critical Factors

Outcome

AIKATERINA

Tankship

Fire

Fire extinguished by USCG and Boots and Coots personnel after burning for several days

Dealing with offshore vessel fires

Vessel not lost at sea

AKRON/D5VF

M/V bulk cargo

Aground

SASI refloated; reload

 

 

ALEXANDERS ABILITY

 

Aground; engine room flooded

 

 

 

ALL KLASKAN

Fish processor

Grounded

Oil removed by USCG; fish processing machinery salvaged by owner; unsuitable conditions for salvage

Broached and broke while towline being cast

No assets

ALVENUS

MV tanker

Aground

Lightering operation offshore; antipollution operation a.o. Galveston Beach

 

Major oil spill

AMOCO CADIZ

VLCC

Loss of steering; grounding

Salvage tug on scene within 3 hours; unsuccessfully attempted to take AMOCO CADIZ under tow

Main engine functioning but not used during attempts to establish a tow

Major pollution occurred; ship total loss

AOYAGI MARU

F/V

Grounded

USCG burned remaining fuel using explosives

Owners looked at limits of liability vs. salvage value

No salvage

APEX 3405

Tank barge

Collision; sank

Raised sunken barge; vessel removed from channel

Channel closure restrictions; no need to maintain intact cargo envelope; stability calculations not necessary

Discharged over 750,000 gallons of catalytic feedstock oil

AQUILA AZTECA/XCGU

M/Tank

Grounded

Partly offloaded; refloated; SMIT/SASI

 

 

ARCO ANCHORAGE

T/V

Grounded; cargo tanks punctured

USCG and commercial submersible pumps used to transfer crude oil to lightering barge; divers put in temporary patch; vessel sailed to Cherry Point, WA; offloaded cargo

 

Went to shipyard in Portland; OR

ARGENTINA

Ocean-going ferry

Grounded

National Strike Force personnel pumped fuel oil from vessel; vessel was cut down to the waterline and superstructure taken away

Remote location; environmental sensitivity of the area

 

ARGO IDUNA

 

Explosion in engine room

Lightering operation

 

 

ARGO MERCHANT

Handy size tanker

Grounding

MPS ship CURB on scene; lightering available and USCG ADAPTS pumps on board, but lack of steam generator prevented hearing oil for offloading when weather permitted

Winter; MPS ship CURB in Key West, took 5 days to arrive on scene; lack of steam generator prevented heating oil for offloading; divided authority on scene (USCG, State of MA, EPA)

Weather worsened; ship broke up; ship and cargo total loss

AROW

Coastal tanker

Grounded, then sank in 60 feet of water

Cargo offloaded using first-time application of hot-tap technique; local heating at off loading pumps was necessary; heating process very inefficient

Winter

No pollution occurred

ATLANTIA

 

 

Pre-inspection; installation

 

 

ATT STALL

M/T

 

Wet salvage

 

 

B 155

Barge

See OCEAN 255

 

 

 

BANGLER BANNI

M/V

 

Dry salvage

 

 



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