Freighter grounded, refloated, Bay of Biscay

General cargo ship WATERWAY was waiting for orders, cruising along Spanish coast off Bilbao, Bay of Biscay. Close to midnight May 7, the ship ran aground near Zumaia, E of Bilbao. According to Salvamento Maritimo Spain, helicopter evacuated part of the crew, remaining crew managed to refloat WATERWAY and take her to Bilbao, where she was berthed at around 1230 UTC May 8. No other information available at the moment.
General cargo ship WATERWAY, IMO 9143594, dwt 1454, built 1996, flag St Vincent, manager BALTNAUTIC SHIPPING LTD, Lithuania (EQUASIS).



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