Dutch freighter grounding, France

General cargo ship FLUVIUS TAW ran aground on Charente river in view of Soubise, Rochefort, southwest France, wt around 2040 UTC Jul 25, while proceeding downstream to the sea, en route from Rochefort to Aveiro, Portugal, with cargo of cereals. Rudder failure is thought to be the cause of an accident. FLUVIUS TAW was refloated in the morning Jul 26 with high tide, and after inspection near grounding site, was allowed to resume voyage. The ship stuck into muddy river bank, understood no damages found.
General cargo ship FLUVIUS TAW, IMO 9195858, dwt 5050, built 2000, flag Barbados, manager AMASUS SHIPPING BV.



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