VLCS GUSTAV MAERSK grounding, Italy
VLCS GUSTAV MAERSK ran aground at 0244 LT Jan 10 at Torre Cavallo, mainland Italy, northern Messina Strait, during maneuvering to take pilot on board. Vessel’s condition was checked, no breaches were found, no danger of leak. Vessel was refloated at 0730 LT with the help of two tugs, and brought to Gioia Tauro for survey. As of 1300 UTC Jan 10, vessel was moored at Gioia Tauro. Vessel was en route from Rijeka to Gioia Tauro. On Italina CG photos grounded GUSTAV MAERSK.