ARGENT COSMOS refloated, Columbia river
Chemical tanker ARGENT COSMOS, loaded with ethanol and monoethylene glycol, ran aground at 0628 LT July 6 in the Columbia River near Skamokawa, Wash., some 30 miles downstream from Longview,while en route from Clatskanie Oregon to China. Tanker was refloated with the incoming tide at 1415 LT, with coming tide and tugs assistance, and taken upstream to Longview, apparently for safety check. No leak, no damages reported. As of 0300 UTC July 7, tanker was still berthed at Longview.