January 17, 2012 Leave a Comment
The 189 meter long, 38623 dwt freighter Aristeas P went aground on the Parana River near Arroyo Seco, Argentina. The vessel became stuck blocking all traffic in the navigation channel. The Aristeas P was heading down river for Britain with 30,516 tons of soy products. Initial attempts to refloat the freighter failed. Four tugs had tried to pull the vessel free, but the vessel was firmly stuck on a bank of sand and mud. No reports of injuries, damage or pollution being released. The cause of the grounding was most likely due to the extreme low water level of the Parana.