Bulker Refloated After 10 Days


Bulk carrier Navio Amaryllis was refloated on Sunday, ten days after it had run aground in Rasfaree Reef of Maldives, reports The Edition.

Vessel refloated

The cargo carrier was en route from India to South Africa when it ran aground in Maldives on August 19. This ship, registered under Panama, is 189.99 meters longs and has a carrying capacity of 32,415 tons.

In a press release by Transport Authority on Sunday, the ship was refloated around 2:15 in the afternoon that day. They noted this was a combined effort of state authorities and the owner of the ship.

Environmental issues

So far no substance has leaked from the ship that may harm the surrounding environment, which was a concern since the ship first ran aground in Maldivian waters. However the island nation is demanding compensation for the broken reef.

Transport Authority stated they were investigating the matter further now. They also said Coast Guard and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will be conducting a joint investigation to on how this incident affected the environment.

About the incident

The engine of Navio Amaryllis stopped on August 18. 

For more information read our article Bulker Runs Aground After Engine Failure

This case was reported to the authorities by a boat that had travelled in that area.

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Source: The Edition


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