Bulk carrier STAR ZETA refloated: UPDATE
Oct 6 UPDATE: STAR ZETA was refloated, according to AIS, in the afternoon Oct 5. As of 1500 UTC Oct 6 vessel was under way approaching Parana estuary, maybe will be anchored in Rio de la Plata, for survey. No information on damages.
Oct 5 UPDATE: According to AGENCIA MARITIMA NABSA S.A. information, attempts to refloat the vessel were to take place during Oct 5, with assistance of at least two tugs. Results yet unknown, understood in the evening Oct 5 vessel was still aground. Grounded bulk carrier is hampering navigation in the main channel, in both directions.
Bulk carrier STAR ZETA ran aground on Parana river in the morning Oct 4 up San Pedro, while en route from San Lorenzo to Cape Town SA. As of 1430 UTC Oct 4 vessel was in the same position. Understood STAR ZETA is in load.