Bulk Carrier Grounds Two Times in Columbia River

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The Hong Kong-flagged bulk carrier Rosco Palm was refloated on Saturday morning after it ran aground two times on Friday night in the Columbia River near Skamokawa, Washington.

The 2011-built vessel first grounded at 7:49 p.m. on Friday night, and was soon refloated and moved a few miles upstream to mitigate collision risk. The 82,200 dwt ship then grounded for the second time while at anchor on sand bottom while waiting for first light assessment, according to the United States Coast Guard.

The authorities said that there was no indication of pollution being discharged, adding that the vessel, operated by Chinese Rewood Ocean Shipping, was transiting to an anchorage with pilot and tug assist.

“We will continue to monitor the situation and respond as necessary with our partners from the Washington and Oregon along with local response teams,” Lt. Cmdr. Karen Denny, inspections division chief, Marine Safety Unit Portland, said.

UCSG said that the cause of the grounding is currently unknown and would be investigated.

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