Bulk carrier MAESTRO DIAMOND aground, Baltic sea: UPDATE
Oct 10 UPDATE: On Saturday, the local weather conditions had prevented an early rescue attempt of the Maestro Diamond. Given the wind conditions and the sometimes very stormy sea there was no prospect to safely pull the ship from the reef. Now however the weather has improved. Therefore a first attempt to free the stuck cargo ship should be undertaken on Monday evening from 21:00 respectively in the night of Tuesday until 3 o’clock. This time corridor offers water levels that are high enough for a successful towing attempt.
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Bulk carrier MAESTRO DIAMOND ran around late at night Oct 7 southeast of Gedser, Denmark, Baltic sea, while en route from Klaipeda Lithuania to New Orleans, USA, loaded with 34,000 tons of fertilizer. Vessel said to be hard aground, no leak reported, no breaches so far. Photo from Maestro Shipping website.