PRECIOUS handy grounding, Norfolk, USA
Bulk carrier MALIKA NAREE ran aground on Elizabeth River, Norfolk, USA, before 1300 LT June 29, while entering port. Vessel lost propulsion, struck a buoy and veered off the fairway. Tugs were called to assist, in about three hours vessel was refloated and brought to anchor near grounding site. No damages, no leak reported. Vessel with cargo of steel and cement arrived from France. As of 0300 UTC June 30, vessel was in the same position.