Mega boxship Umm Salal grounding, Antwerpen
Mega boxship Umm Salal ran aground at 0840 LT Jan 31 on river Scheldt near Lillo, after she was turned by tugs towards the sea. Engine failed, vessel stranded off fairway and grounded in a mud. seven tugs were engaged, vessel was refloated at 0920, some 40 minutes before low tide started. Vessel was taken back to Antwerp PSA Deurganck Terminal for survey and to fix engine problem. At 0500 UTC Feb 01 vessel was in the same position, docked at terminal. On a photo from Belgian media Umm Salal aground.