A video animation created from satellite data shows the path of an Aframax tanker that ran aground recently on its way to Antwerp.
The 107,500 DWT Maria Bottiglieri ran aground in the estuary of the Scheldt River in the Netherlands on 26 October just after 1300.
The tanker was fully loaded, proceeding upstream en route from the US to Antwerp, Belgium.
At least three tugs and a patrol vessel responded, managing to refloat Maria Bottiglieri and bringing the vessel to an anchoring point upstream from Borssele, the Netherlands by 1530.
There is an investigation underway into the cause of the grounding. No crew were reported injured in the incident and there was no pollution reported. Maria Bottiglieri is currently anchored in Russian waters. The Italian-flagged vessel is owned by Rizzo-Bottiglieri-De Carlini Armatori.
The video animation of the collision and grounding was supplied by Genscape’s Vesseltracker software.
Disclaimer: This video is intended for informational purpose only. This may not be construed as a news item or advice of any sort. Please consult the experts in that field for the authenticity of the presentations.
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Source: Tanker Shipping