Bulk Carrier Grounds After Losing Propulsion in the Columbia River

The 608-foot Genco Auvergne ran aground in the Columbia River near Skamokawa Vista Park, Wash., Oct. 1, 2020. The vessel was refloated at high tide with the aid of three tugs: Carolyn Dorothy, Samantha S. and Willamette. (U.S. Coast Guard photo courtesy of Sector Columbia River)

The 608-foot Genco Auvergne ran swamped in the Columbia River near Skamokawa Vista Park, Wash.,Oct 1, 2020. The vessel was refloated at high trend with the help of 3 yanks: Carolyn Dorothy, Samantha S. as well asWillamette (UNITED STATE Coast Guard image thanks to Sector Columbia River)

A 608-foot mass service provider that endured an engine failing as well as ran swamped in the Columbia River Thursday has actually been refloated without injury or air pollution, the UNITED STATE Coast Guard claimed.

Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Columbia River got a record at 12:50 a.m. that the Marshall Islands- flagged Genco Auvergne had actually run soft swamped because of a loss of major engine propulsion while transiting down the Washington side of the Columbia River, south of Skamokawa Vista Park.

The vessel, which is claimed to be lugging grain as well as around 616,644 gallons of gas oil, is built with a dual hull as well as routine soundings are being required to keep track of fuel-tank degrees. No injuries or air pollution have actually been reported.

The yanks Carolyn Dorothy, Samantha S. as well as Willamette shown up on scene to help, as well as the bulker was refloated at 2:20 p.m. throughout high trend as well as proceeded transiting to Longview, Wash.

The Coast Guard sent off an aquatic examiner from Sector Columbia River, as well as a Columbia River Bar Pilot is aboard Genco Auvergne working with vessel web traffic with the location.

“We have great coordination with the vessel agents, class society, river pilots, flag state and port partners,” claimedCapt Gretchen Bailey, replacement leader atSector Columbia River “The implementation of the non-tank vessel response plan mitigated the impacts of the incident and will assist in the expedited refloating of the vessel.”

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