April 2, 2012 Leave a Comment
The 225 meter long, 74761 dwt bulk freighter Samjohn Liberty ran aground on the Parana River near the 290 kilometer mark. The vessel departed Rosario, Argentina with 48,000 tons of soybeans when it ran aground in the channel. Two tugs have attempted to refloat the freighter while river traffic has been halted. No reports of injuries or pollution released. The water level was the cause of the grounding. The Parana River is lower due to the severe drought earlier in the year.