Category Archives: Grounding

Trans-Asia 8

Trans-Asia 8
Photo: shipspotting.com

The 70 meter long, 567 dwt ro-ro passenger ferry Trans-Asia 8 ran aground near Nasipit, Agusan del Norte, Philippines.  The ferry was en route to Cebu City with 124 passengers and 51 crew when it grounded while doing a maneuver. The vessel remain aground a few hours before it was able to refloat itself.  The ferry was inspected by divers and was allowed to proceed on its way to Cebu City. No reports of injuries, damage or pollution released.

MSC Fabiola

MSC Fabiola
Photo: twitter

The 366 meter long container ship MSC Fabiola ran aground in the southern end of the Suez Canal, Egypt. The MSC Fabiola was en route to Oman from Malta when it suffered engine failure. Without power, the boxship drifted aground. No reports of injuries, damage or pollution released. Traffic on the canal was blocked with eight ships detained. The MSC Fabiola remain aground until the following day when it was refloated assisted by six tugs.

Sea Horizon

Sea Horizon
Photo: omroepzeeland.nl

The 183 meter long, 47149 dwt tanker Sea Horizon ran aground on the Western Scheldt near Pas van Borsselen, Netherlands. The tanker was proceeding up the river heading towards Antwerp when it ran aground at low tide. Four tugs were dispatched to the scene to help refloat the Sea Horizon. The tugs were able to release the tanker with the rising tide.  The vessels proceded to an anchorage off Flushing where it will be inspected for damage. No reports of injuries, damage or pollution released.