Capesize grounding, Chesapeake Bay

Bulk carrier JSW SALEM loaded with coal bound for India, left Baltimore in the morning Jan 10 and ran aground off Virginia Beach, straying off fairway. In some 5 hours, bulk carrier refloated with high tide, understood by own means. She was anchored near grounding site for inspection and investigation.
Bulk carrier JSW SALEM, IMO 9537721, dwt 176217, built 2012, flag Panama, manager K LINE RORO BULK SHIP MGMT CO (EQUASIS).



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.