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CSCL INDIAN OCEAN grounding Update Feb 5 0500 UTC

Feb. 4, 2016 at 05:09 by Mikhail Voytenko in Accidents

CSCL INDIAN OCEAN grounding Update Feb 5 0500 UTC
CSCL INDIAN OCEAN with 30 crew and pilot on board reported grounding to maritime authorities at 2210 CET Feb 3, grounding was caused by steering system failure. Vessel ran aground in high water 1.5 meters above average, having 12.1 meters draft. During the night Feb 4 six tugs tried to refloat vessel, but attempts failed. Draft loss is understood to be about half a meter. In the afternoon Feb 4 bunker tanker came alongside, to pump out some 3,000 tons of fuel. Dredger will most probably be deployed to deepen bottom at CSCL INDIAN OCEAN side. It is understood, that max high water coming with new moon will be on Feb 9, so probably, this date will be decisive for salvage. In worst scenario, vessel will have to be offloaded, meaning that thousands of containers will be off loaded by floating crane onto barges or lighters.
Photo: Peter Frischmuth/ argus

Ultra large container ship CSCL INDIAN OCEAN ran aground on Elbe river near Grunendeich while en route to Hamburg from Felixtowe, at around 2130 UTC Feb 3, having 11.6 meter draft. Grounding was caused assumedly either by blackout or navigational error. Reportedly, traffic is hampered. Situation is described as “critical”, there are at least 5 tugs on the scene, waiting for high water. No information on damages, but no leak reported. On photos grounded mammoth CSCL INDIAN OCEAN. All photos full scale:
http://www.tageblatt.de/lokales/aktuelle-meldungen_artikel,-Riesen-Containerschiff-muss-auf-der-Elbe-notankern-_arid,1192782.html

CSCL INDIAN OCEAN grounding Update Feb 5 0500 UTC

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