Car carrier HOEG TRAVELLER grounding, Savannah

Car carrier HOEG TRAVELLER ran aground in Savannah river on Elba river bank at 2100 UTC Dec 7, while proceeding upstream to Savannah. The ship veered off fairway, after steering failure. She was refloated some 1.5 hours later at 2230 UTC with 2 tugs assistance, and safely reached Savannah, understood under own power. She was berthed at around 0030 UTC Dec 8. No damages reported.
Car carrier HOEG TRAVELLER, IMO 9710737, GT 76420, built 2016, flag Norway, manager HOEGH WALLEM SHIP MGMT-PH.



My name is Nikolay Torkin, I’m Merchant Marine Master, presently in command of feeder container ship trading in South East Asia. My family lives in Prague, Czech Republic. Mikhail provides me with daily accidents reports, I send him information with regards to accidents and container ships.