Cargo ship ran aground twice, Master found intoxicated

General cargo ship HADELAND ran aground two times, while leaving port of Riga, Latvia, at night Aug 3. The ship refloated by own means after first grounding, to ran aground second time shortly after resuming moving. Coast Guard officers found Master to be intoxicated, the ship was taken to outer anchorage, and brought to anchor, for investigation and probably, Master replacement. As of 1400 UTC Aug 4, HADELAND was still at anchor, she’s bound for Immingham UK.
General cargo ship HADELAND, IMO 9505601, dwt 9254, built 2011, flag Antigua, manager OM WORDEN GMBH & CO KG (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.