Photos: MSC Arushi R Troubled on Western Scheldt

Liberia-flagged Panamax containership MSC Arushi R. got into trouble on Wednesday, October 17, while underway on the Western Scheldt, near Hansweert, Netherlands.

As World Maritime News understands, the ship suffered a mechanical failure while en route from Antwerp to Wilhelmshaven, in Germany. The ship was held in place with the assistance of tugs before being anchored.

Images above show the ship waiting for the high tide and being turned around at approximately 1.p.m., local time, with the help of tugs.

Later in the afternoon the ship was put under tow and started sailing toward Vilssingen.

The inland shipping was not affected by the incident.

Based in its latest AIS data from Marine Traffic, the 2002-built ship is anchored in the vicinity of Hague, the captain’s destination being Bremerhaven.

marine traffic track of MSC Arushi R
Image Courtesy: Marine Traffic

World Maritime News Staff; Image Courtesy: Kees Schouwenaar