86 F
Charlotte Amalie
Friday, October 22, 2021
HomeNewsLocal newsCargo Ship Goes Aground at Entrance to Charlotte Amalie Harbor

Cargo Ship Goes Aground at Entrance to Charlotte Amalie Harbor

Coast Guard crews respond to the grounding of the Ocean Spirit I Tuesday morning off the entrance of the East Gregory Channel of Charlotte Amalie Harbor in St. Thomas.
Coast Guard crews respond to the grounding of the Ocean Spirit I Tuesday morning off the entrance of the East Gregory Channel of Charlotte Amalie Harbor in St. Thomas.

Coast Guard crews responded Tuesday morning to the grounding of the 223-foot Togo-flagged cargo vessel Ocean Spirit I just off the entrance of the Charlotte Amalie Harbor East Gregory Channel.

Marine casualty investigators are on scene investigating the cause of the grounding. According to the Coast Guard, there was no sign of distress or oil leaking from the vessel as of noon Tuesday and the East Gregory Channel entrance remained open to maritime traffic.

The crew of the Ocean Spirit I completed the sounding of the vessel’s fuel and ballast tanks while Sea Tow-St. Thomas crews conducted an underwater damage assessment of the vessel’s hull, a Coast Guard news release reported.

Coast Guard Marine Safety Detachment personnel were working with the master and owner of the Ocean Spirit I and the vessel’s salvage company to minimize any potential environmental impact or damage to the vessel’s hull during refloating and removal operations.

Advertising (skip)

Coast Guard watchstanders in Sector San Juan where initially contacted by St. Thomas Harbor pilots at approximately 5 a.m. Tuesday, who reported the incident. No other details of the accident were reported.

  

Print Friendly, PDF & Email
Keeping our community informed is our top priority.
If you have a news tip to share, please call or text us at 340-228-8784.




Support local + independent journalism in the U.S. Virgin Islands

Unlike many news organizations, we haven't put up a paywall – we want to keep our journalism as accessible as we can. Our independent journalism costs time, money and hard work to keep you informed, but we do it because we believe that it matters. We know that informed communities are empowered ones. If you appreciate our reporting and want to help make our future more secure, please consider donating.

JOIN OUR MAILING LIST

STAY CONNECTED

20,771FansLike
4,442FollowersFollow

FROM FACEBOOK

Comments Box SVG iconsUsed for the like, share, comment, and reaction icons
Load more
Print Friendly, PDF & Email