Cargo Ship Runs Aground on Luxury Exclusive Private Island!

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According to an article published in the Maritime-Executive and Sun-Sentinel, a Panamanian-flagged cargo vessel ran aground on the north side of Fishers Island.

What happened?

On November 7, U.S. Coast Guard Sector Miami received notification that the cargo ship Betty K VI had run hard aground after losing propulsion on the Fisher Island. The watchstanders issued a safety marine information broadcast to alert shipping to the incident.

The area of Fisher Island, the exclusive private barrier island located next to downtown Miami, became the temporary home of a Panamanian cargo ship that ran aground.

Vessel suffers damages

Aerial video obtained by local TV outlets showed damage to a small concrete dock where the vessel went aground. Moreover, helicopter images broadcasted showed damage to the front of the ship and to the dock that it ran into.

Vessel refloated 

On Friday morning, Betty K VI was refloated with the assistance of two tugs. As of Friday afternoon, AIS data showed that she has been towed to a pier on the Miami River.

Shortly after dawn Friday, a powerful tugboat was able to move the large vessel back into open waters away from the island.

According to the Coast Guard, there were no reported injuries, pollution or hazards to navigation because of the grounding.

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Source: Maritime-Executive&Sun-Sentinel

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