Freighter Wittenbergen refloated
General cargo vessel Wittenbergen was refloated in the evening Aug 6 with the help of tugs Alexander 3 (IMO 8903181) and Appolon (IMO 7431806) and anchored off Aviemonas, Kithira island. As of 0500 UTC Aug 7 vessel was at anchor in the same position with both tugs standing by.
Freighter Wittenbergen aground, Greece
General cargo vessel Wittenbergen in the morning July 30 ran aground on coast of eastern tip of Kithira island, Greece, Sea of Crete. Vessel suffered crack in forepeak area with ensuing water ingress, which is under control. Vessel is en route from Gebze Turkey to Belfast Ireland, with cargo of steel soils.