Latvian freighter aground in Kolding fjord, Denmark UPDATE refloated

Aug 31 UPDATE: Was refloated in the afternoon Aug 30, reached Kolding, berthed.

General cargo ship RIX EXPLORER ran aground near Drejens while approaching Kolding, Kolding Fjord, Southern Denmark, at around 1400 UTC Aug 29. As of 1230 UTC Aug 30, the ship was still aground, authorities dais she’s to be refloated some time soon after hull survey. She’s in load, arrived from Kalmar Sweden.
General cargo ship RIX EXPLORER, IMO 9167356, dwt 4217, built 1998, flag Cyprus, manager RIX SHIPMANAGEMENT SIA, Latvia.



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