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M/V ALGONORTH ALLISION WITH MIDWEST MARINE TERMINAL

DOCK ON FRIDAY, DECEMBER 15, 2007


Amelia Desgagnes
Amelia Desgagnes
Amelia Desgagnes
Amelia Desgagnes
Nebraska
Nebraska

Around 2100 on Friday, December 15, 2007, while 

attempting to depart, the M/V Algonorth allided 

with the Midwest Marine Terminal dock on the 

Maumee River in Toledo.  Over 3,500 gallons of

diesel were spilled when the hull breached during 

the incident.

 

Prop wash, generated by the Algonorth as it 

attempted to remoor to the pier, broke the mooring 

lines of the adjacent vessel, the Amelia Desgagnes, 

and caused her to drift out into the channel, without 

power, toward the Algonorth.

 

Pictured right, the tug Nebraska places herself 

between the ships, as the Amelia Desgagnes drifts 

at a 90 degree angle toward the side shell of the 

Algonorth, preventing a broadside collision.

 

Once the ship was safely moored to the terminal, 

Coast Guard response crew surrounded the 

Algonorth with an oil containment boom.  The 

Amelia Desgagnes was able to start her engines 

and moor without incident.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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