16,000 Tonne Cargo Ship Runs Aground on Falmouth Beach


On December 17, a Russian cargo ship ran aground off the southern coast of England and was shortly refloated by the British Maritime and Coastguard Agency.

What happened?

The 180-meter (590-foot) vessel ‘Kuzma Minin’ ran aground off the southern coast of England due to extreme weather conditions and was successfully refloated during high tide. There were 18 crew members onboard the vessel when it got stuck on a beach in Cornwall.

Vessel refloated

The Falmouth Harbor Master, Mr.Mark Sansom confirmed that the vessel was successfully refloated and is awaiting further inspection. Fortunately, none were injured and no pollution to the environment was reported.

He added, “This has been a successful and well-coordinated operation involving multiple agencies. We would like to recognize the outstanding performance of the pilot and of all vessel crews involved in what was a very demanding incident. We are now discussing the future of the vessel with the Secretary of State’s Representative Maritime Salvage & Intervention and the vessel owners”.

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Source: CNN


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