Container Ship X-Press Etna Aground in Port of Rotterdam
On November 13, a 868 teu containership “X-Press Etna” ran aground in Port of Rotterdam shortly after leaving the dock.
The vessel enroute to St. Peterburg reportedly suffered a blackout due to an engine failure, while maneuvering to leave the port. The drifting container ship slipped the shipping way and ran aground into the sandbank.
Rotterdam Port Authority was called in, sending tugs to refloat the ship just after 1pm. There was no contamination from the incident and the vessel was taken to nearby Frisohaven for inspections.
The ship may be released to resume voyage after passing port state control and safety inspections.
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Source: RTV Rijnmond