Passenger ship decommissioned for dismantling dragged anchor and drifted aground on a beach in Alvarado municipality waters, Gulf of Mexico, reports Maritime Bulletin.
The passenger ship ENCHANTED CAPRI (ex- Soviet cruise ship Azerbaijan), decommissioned for dismantling dragged anchor and drifted aground on a beach on Nov 2 in Alvarado municipality waters, Veracruz State, Mexico, Gulf of Mexico.
Anchored to wait out weather
She was under tow from lay-up at Coatzacoalcos and was anchored to wait out weather on Oct 26, but dragged anchor and grounded, when the storm was passing the area.
Skeleton crew of four was rescued. The ship is to be refloated. AIS was on until Oct 30.
About the vessel
Passenger ship ENCHANTED CAPRI, IMO 7359474, GT 15410, built 1975, flag Mexico, capacity 554.
She was relocated to Mexico waters and exploited as an offshore oil industry flotel, since around 2009, until last month, when she was decommissioned, to be dismantled at Tampico.
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Source: Maritime Bulletin