Tanker grounding, North Carolina USA
Chemical tanker SWAN BISCAY ran aground at around 1230 LT Nov 4 at Southport, North Carolina, USA, after propulsion failure. Tanker was en route from Wilmington N.C. to Savannah. She was refloated some 5 hours later, and brought to anchor on outer anchorage, apparently for survey. As of 0430 UTC Nov 5, she was still at anchor. No information on damages, no leak reported. Photo of grounded tanker by Gay Sidden via WECT.
IMRRA, FleetMon’s official Vessel Risk Rating Partner, risk assessed this vessel as having an ‘amber’ risk rating, with a specific risk rating of 37% (25-OCT-17), compared to the fleet average 34.8%. New risk assessment reports can be purchased via FleetMon.
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