Vessel Name

Vessel Type

Situation

Response

Critical Factors

Outcome

BARGE 160-4; AVENGER

1,600-DWT tank barge; tug

Grounded

Salvage team; fly in equipment

Barge empty; barge sustained only moderate bottom damage; tug sustained extensive bottom and side shell damage

Fuel removed from tug, both refloated by use of ground tackle

BARGE 500-4

12,000-DWT rail car and trailer barge

Grounded

Damage control efforts to limit flooding by pressurizing selected tanks; use of properly equipped salvage vessel (M/V ARCTIC SALVOR) tugs

Full load of cargo; extensive damage to starboard-side shell and bottom-plating; use of properly equipped salvage vessel and tugs with both power and sea-keeping ability to work in prevailing weather conditions

Successfully refloated without loss of cargo

BARGE BEAN 12

 

 

Wet salvage

 

 

BARGE KENAI

9,750-dwt deck barge

Grounded

Salvage team on-site within 6 hours; utilized salvage vessel ARCTIC SALVOR

Extensive bottom damage and subsequent flooding; prompt arrival of salvage personnel; availability of specialized equipment capable of being flown to the site; delays were caused by high wind and adverse sea conditions

Successfully refloated without loss of cargo

BEAN 12

Anchor handling vessel

Sunk

Removal with Derrick barge

 

 

BETTY L

Deck barge

Aground; USCG removed 120,000 gallons of diesel fuel

Salvage chief removed barge successfully

 

 

BLUE MAGPIE

Cargo vessel

Grounded on breakwater

 

Timely availability of salvage assets

Broke up before salvage assistance could reach scene

BRAZILIAN FRIENDSHIP

 

Grounded; broken rudder

Refloated with local salvor and tugs; used tugs to steer vessel down river to awaiting foreign tug (BUGSIER) towed to Germany

Fully loaded iron ore

 

BT 155

Barge

See OCEAN 255

 

 

 

BT NAUTILUS

Barge

Grounded in Kill van Kull

 

Partial closure of waterway for several days

 

BURMAH AGATE / ELZS

M/Tank

Collision; fire

 

 

Vessel burnt out 19,000 tons crude saved

BYRON 16

 

Aground

Cargo lightered with severe loss; damaged in refloating

Poorly chosen salvage equipment

 

C/V STAR LEKINGER

 

Grounded on aft third

International salvage firm hired by responsible party at the direction of COTP; acquired 3 high HP tugs; had vessel off-ground within 36 hours

Greater than normal east-west current continued to set the vessel into shallow water; fear of possibility of double bottom fuel tanks rupturing and releasing bunkers into the sea; miles of pristine white beaches in direct path of potential fuel spill; no tugs of sufficient horsepower locally available

No pollution resulted; no damage other than scraped paint and slight indentation along starboard quart



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