BERLIN (AP) — A container ship has run aground off a German North Sea island, and an preliminary try and free it was unsuccessful, authorities mentioned Thursday.
Delivery firm Maersk mentioned on Twitter that the 400-meter (1,310-foot) -long Mumbai Maersk ran aground on a “shallow patch” on Wednesday evening. It mentioned that “all crew are protected, there isn’t any air pollution and no signal of hull breach.” It mentioned that the doorway to the main port of Bremerhaven wasn’t obstructed.
Germany’s Central Command for Maritime Emergencies mentioned a number of tugs and different ships had been despatched to help the vessel in the course of the evening and a crew of specifically educated sailors went aboard, German information company dpa reported. It mentioned there have been no accidents, however a primary try to maneuver the ship into deeper water failed.
The emergency command mentioned it must wait for prime tide to make one other try to maneuver the ship, which ran aground about 6 kilometers (4 miles) north of the island of Wangerooge. The ship was en route from Rotterdam to Bremerhaven.
Maersk mentioned that “additional tugs are being deployed and a brand new try and free Mumbai Maersk is anticipated later right now.”