OSV runs aground in US Virgin Islands

OSV runs aground in US Virgin Islands

A Togo-flagged offshore supply vessel ran aground and was later refloated on Tuesday just off the entrance of the Charlotte Amalie Harbor East Gregory Channel in St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands.

The 1982-built Ocean Spirit 1, owned by Ferrol Trucking Services, was tended to by US Coast Guard (USCG) and Sea Tow St Thomas to minimize any possible leakage of fluids or damage to the hull and ballast tanks.

No pollution or injuries were reported and USCG marine casualty investigators were looking into the cause of the incident.

The East Gregory Channel remained open to maritime traffic during the incident and recovery process.

Donal Scully

With 28 years experience writing and editing for newspapers in the UK and Hong Kong, Donal is now based in California from where he covers the Americas for Splash as well as ensuring the site is loaded through the Western Hemisphere timezone.

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