Aframax tanker grounding, Belgium, North sea
Update: Tanker said to be in full load, no damages reported so far, as tanker grounded on a sandbank.
Crude oil tanker SEA BAY drifted aground at around 0500 LT Feb 9 off Zeebrugge approaches fairway, after a blackout. Tanker was refloated some 5 hours later with the help of high tide and tugs, understood she is to be anchored on tankers anchorage northwest of Zeebrugge, most probably for survey. Tanker is en route from the UK to Antwerp. Photo http://www.ships.lv/en/vessels/9439539-sea_bay.html
IMRRA, FleetMon’s official Vessel Risk Rating Partner, risk assessed this vessel as having a ‘green’ risk rating, with a specific risk rating of 30% (16-JAN-18), compared to the fleet average 34.8%. New risk assessment reports can be purchased via FleetMon.
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