SAL heavy lift aground with wind turbine blades, USA

Heavy lift cargo ship IMKE ran aground while approaching Ogdensburg, northernmost port in New York State, St. Lawrence Seaway, at around 1830 UTC Aug 8. The ship arrived at Ogdensburg from Montreal with cargo of wind turbines. Stern is probably damaged. She was still aground as of 2300 UTC Aug 9 according to last AIS, tug or tugs were assisting refloating. Seems like they’ve been pushing her towards berth.
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Heavy lift cargo ship IMKE, IMO 9501899, dwt 9963, built 2010, flag Malta, manager SAL HEAVY LIFT GMBH.



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.