Grounded Cargo Ship Refloated off Iceland

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Grounded Cargo Ship Refloated off Iceland1

Cyprus-flagged general cargo ship  Samskip Akrafell that ran aground on Saturday, September 6 off the east coast of Iceland was refloated at around midnight on Sunday, according to Icelandic Coast Guard.


No spill was reported and the crew is safe, based on the latest reports from the Coast Guard.

The grounding occurred when the vessel’s engine room sustained a breach allowing for water ingress.

The Coast Guard was informed immediately of the grounding.

Once on scene, rescue and coast guard ships managed to pump out the water and refloat the vessel, which was towed subsequently to Reydarfjordur.

World Maritime News Staff, September 08, 2014; Image: Icelandic Coast Guard


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