Bulk carrier refloated after 3 days aground, Brazil
Bulk carrier NORD SANTIAGO ran aground at around 1500 UTC May 16 in Lagoon Dos Patos, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil, some 3 hours after departing from Porto Alegre in ballast. Bulk carrier remained aground, with slight portside list, until morning May 19. She was refloated with the help of two tugs at around 1000 UTC May 19, moved south and anchored, still in lagoon. Reportedly the ship ran aground after veering off fairway. No reports on damages, probably none or slight.
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