Cargo Ship Runs Aground Near Virginia Beach


On January 10, the U.S. Coast Guard assisted the crew of a bulk carrier ship after it ran aground.

What happened?

The bulk carrier ‘JSW Salem’ ran aground near Cape Henry Buoy #4 with its crew members. The JSW Salem was able to refloat because of the rising tide, and the RB-M crew escorted the ship to an anchorage about 1 mile off Virginia Beach.

Response crew dispatched

A response boat crew from Station Little Creek was dispatched to the scene to assist the stricken vessel. An MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew from Air Station Elizabeth City, North Carolina, also helped with the overflight of the scene.

Capt. Kevin Carroll, commander of Sector Hampton Roads said, “Our top priority is always the safety of life. Preserving the environment and protecting maritime commerce are also some of our top priorities. We are pleased there were no injuries or pollution reported during this incident, and I applaud our Coast Guard crews and first responders that sprang into action to successfully resolve this incident.”

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Source: 13NewsNow


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