Containership Dragged Anchor & Drifted Aground

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A containership was pushed onto the breakwater of Tripoli port on Oct 27, by a strong storm, reports Maritime Bulletin. 

What happened?

According to reports from Libyan sources, container ship MSF LADY HALOUM was pushed onto the breakwater of Tripoli port on Oct 27, by a strong storm. 

The container ship drifted on breakwater after her anchor/anchors dragged. The crew were not able to respond in time to avoid grounding. The container ship arrived at Tripoli anchorage from Piraeus.

As of 0800 UTC Oct 28, the ship was still sitting on breakwater. Italian offshore tug ASSO VENTINOVE (IMO 9379428) was reported to be trying to refloat her. Damages still remain unknown. 

About the vessel

Container ship MSF LADY HALOUM, IMO 9020338, dwt 12200, capacity 1139 TEU, built 1993, flag Panama, manager KAPPA INTL MARITIME SA, Greece.

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Source: Maritime Bulletin

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