Panamax ran aground on uncharted sandbank

Bulk carrier HB TUCUNARE ran aground at around 1530 UTC Oct 13 while proceeding in Amazon estuary by Curua Canal, some 20 nm off Bailique island. Bulk carrier en route from Porto Trombetas to Vila do Conde Brazil, with 74000 tons of bauxite on board. As of 1700 UTC Oct 15, ship remains in the same position, owner and authorities looking for refloating solutions. Ship’s hull intact, no spill. The ship ran aground on an uncharted sandbank.
Oct 16 0200 UTC: Still aground.

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