Freighter Ran Aground in Goole



Accident: Vessel Ran Aground on the river wall
Vessel Involved: Bienville
DateNov 4, 2015 Early hours
LocationGoole, United Kingdom
En route: From Riga Latvia to Goole UK
Casualties: None

A General cargo vessel Bienville, en route from Riga Latvia to Goole UK, with a cargo of timber ran aground on Ouse river in front of Goole.  The accident happened early in the morning on Nov 4.  As of 1330 UTC Nov 4 vessel was still aground.  The reason for the accident is expected to be coarse weather and low visibility.

The vessel had been at anchor in the Humber estuary waiting for visibility to improve.  No casualties were reported.

Source: Fleetmon