Grounded Nuclear Waste Ship Refloated in Sweden


The Swedish waste carrier is now back in action after it ran aground off Barseback on Friday morning.


Incident Vessel Grounding
Date 8th April 2016
Vessel type Nuclear cargo ship
Location Outside harbor of Decommissioned nuclear power plant in southeastern Sweden.
Casualties/Pollution Nil

The Coast Guard said that the 1,600-dwt radioactive waste carrier, which was in ballast, got stuck around 0800 hours local time.  There were no dangerous cargo onboard the vessel, reports say.

A tug was dispatched to the scene which was able to free the vessel, by noon.  Also, divers confirmed that the vessel did not sustain damages nor there was a leak.  The investigation to know the cause of grounding is underway.

Source: Associated Press


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