Tanker Silver hard aground, Morocco

Dec. 28, 2013 at 02:05 by Mikhail Voytenko in Accidents

Tanker Silver with 5000 tons of diesel fuel on board on Dec 23 13 ran aground off Tan Tan port, southern Morocco (117 miles east of Lanzarote Island, Canary Island), while approaching the port. Vessel is hard aground on the rocks, hull in engine room area was breached with small quantity of fuel leaking out. There was no available salvage tug in Morocco, it has been said powerful tug was to arrive to grounding site on Dec 27, authorities contracted Smit Salvage Netherlands.

Tanker Silver hard aground, Morocco

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