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Ferry PRIDE OF KENT aground, Calais, France Update

Dec. 10, 2017 at 14:19 by Mikhail Voytenko in Accidents

1700 UTC Dec 10: AIS track shows PRIDE OF KENT is still in harbor, but not aground, the ship is moved by tugs, there are four of them on the scene. It was mentioned earlier, that ferry was to be refloated with coming high water, somewhere between 1600-1700 UTC. No reason to fear hull breach, as PRIDE OF KENT grounded on a sandbank. It is expected, that the ferry will be berthed, she needs survey, probably underwater one.

Ferry PRIDE OF KENT ran aground at around 1300 LT Dec 10 while leaving Calais, France, with more than 300 passengers on board, bound for Dover. Ferry grounded in harbor shortly after being unmoored, grounding said to be caused by strong wind gusts. As of 1400 UTC Dec 10, ferry was still aground, with two tugs at her side.

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Ferry PRIDE OF KENT aground, Calais, France Update

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