Correction to Lady Irina grounding news
The news published by most media with regards to Lady Irina grounding in Danish waters weren’t correct, said the salvage company Svitzer Salvage.
Svitzer Salvage press-release:
General cargo carrier LADY IRINA (4161 DWT) ran aground off the coast of Denmark on the 14th of December at approximately 0400 LT while entering the Kolding Fjord. The owners of the vessel contracted Svitzer Salvage to perform the refloating of the vessel. Tug SVITZER NJAL with experienced Master Jens Fredborg on the helm was mobilized to site to perform the refloating. The necessary permissions to start the operation were obtained in record time given the long standing relationship between Svitzer and the local authorities. Around 21:00 LT the vessel was refloated safely and could proceed under own power to her destination the port of Kolding, Denmark.
For Capt. Jens Fredborg on board of the SVITZER NJAL this will be one of his last of many successful salvage cases as he will retire this week after a long career with Svitzer.
General cargo vessel Lady Irina grounding
General cargo vessel Lady Irina ran aground at Agtrupvig off Kolding, Denmark, at around 1600 LT Dec 14, en route from Russia to Kolding with cargo of wood pellets. Vessel was refloated, by own means or with the help of patrol boats, and reached Kolding, where she was berthed at 2115 LT. No damages reported. Master may be fined for failing to report accident in time. Grounding is said to be caused by navigational error.