Container ship CMA CGM SAMSON grounding, Cape Town Update

Update Apr 4: The ship was refloated at around 1500 UTC Apr 3 and berthed, no information yet on damages, which are to be assessed. Understood the ship ran aground while entering harbor at low tide, and if it’s so, then port authorities are to be blamed for accident. Photo of CMA CGM SAMSON aground from
First news Apr 3:
Container ship CMA CGM SAMSON ran aground in Cape Town harbor on arrival from Port Reunion, at 1130 UTC Apr 3. As of 1300 UTC was still aground with 3 tugs at her side.
Container ship CMA CGM SAMSON, IMO 9436379, dwt 100400, capacity 8633 TEU, built 2011, flag Malta, manager Danaos Shipping.



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