Bulk carrier SEA LADY grounding: vessel refloated UPDATE
Feb 18 UPDATE: Bulk carrier SEA LADY was refloated on Feb 16 and taken to berth for offloading, no damages, no leak reported. According to port authorities, grounding was caused by structural specifics of the vessel, which make her prone to starboard yaw. Photo of SEA LADY stick at Skikda from elwatan.com
SEA LADY grounding, Skikda
Bulk carrier SEA LADY reportedly ran aground while maneuvering to berth at Skikda port, Algeria, at night Feb 14, on arrival from Spain with 43,700 tons of maize no board. Vessel was said to hamper traffic in port. Some five tugs said to be deployed in refloating, which was to be attempted after divers survey. As of 1400 UTC Feb 16, condition and status of vessel were unknown.