Chilean Navy ship grounding in Beagle Channel, Cape Horn

Chilean Navy troops ship AQUILES ran aground while leaving Puerto Williams, Beagle Channel, Cape Horn area, southernmost Chile. The ship reportedly, strayed off fairway after bumping into buoy, at around 1400 LT Feb 12. Accident was caused by a strong wind with gale-force gashes. AQUILES was refloated with the help of a tug and local ferry. The ship was taken back to port for survey, officials said AQUILES didn’t suffer serious damages. Photo La Prensa Austral.
Troops ship CNS AQUILES AP-41, Chilean Navy, displacement 4760 ton, built 1988.
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