UK general cargo ship aground, English Canal Update
Oct 8 1230 UTC Update: ISLAY TRADER ran aground after anchor dragging, near Margate Harbor. Refloating operation to start at 1430 LT with high tiede. Vessel is loaded with broken glass destined for recycling. Photos Elizabeth Stone, Sky.com
Oct 8: General cargo vessel ISLAY TRADER is aground since since 0130 UTC Oct 8 at Margate coast, east of London. Vessel en route from London to Antwerp was under way, then stopped and drifted, probably anchored, then resumed sailing and headed for Margate coast at full speed.
General cargo vessel ISLAY TRADER, IMO 9030474, dwt 2386, built 1992, flag Barbados, manager Faversham Ships Ltd., UK.