Very Large Container Ship accident in New York

Felixstowe Docker Blog has reported an accident which took place at New York Newark port, involving very large container ship TUCAPEL:
The ship broke mooring lines while actively coming to berth. The ship was forced to drop anchor in order to help arrest movement, and was subsequently stabilized and secured with the assistance of four tug boats…
Accident took place during TUCAPEL stay at New York port, sometime in May 15-17 period.
Original news was published on “Longshore Safety” Facebook page by Ron Signorino, The Blueoceana Company, Inc.
Container ship TUCAPEL IMO 9569970, dwt 94707, capacity 8000 TEU, built 2012, flag Liberia, manager ANGLO-EASTERN GERMANY GMBH.



Erofey is a Merchant Marine Captain with more than 20 years experience in commanding oil tankers. He works as a Captain, being most of his time at sea. He contributes maritime news.