Bulk carrier Nord Hydra refloated, Parana traffic reopened
Bulk carrier Nord Hydra was refloated on May 21 at 1910 UTC with assistance of the tugs, no reports on damages. Grounded vessel blocked traffic on the river to and from main export agricultural ports of Argentine.
Bulk carrier grounding blocked Parana traffic
Bulk carrier Nord Hydra ran aground at 290 kilometer mark near San Pedro, river Parana, at 2005 LT May 18, while proceeding upriver to San Nicolas, presumably in ballast or partially loaded. Vessel is stuck at a right bank, traffic in the main channel was stopped, blocking at least 48 vessels. One tug is assisting vessel, another one is to join salvage soon. At 0600 UTC May 20 vessel was still aground.