Container ship stuck in ice, drifting Greenland UPDATE freed but can’t approach port

Oct 10 UPDATE: The ship managed to get to clear water on Oct 8, and since then until now, Oct 10, is looping back and forth on ice-free water, apparently unable to approach port of destination. She’s either waiting for ice conditions to improve, or for icebreaking ship to take her to Ittoqqortoormiit.

October 8:
Container ship MALIK ARCTICA is stuck in ice off her port of destination Ittoqqortoormiit, southeast Greenland, since Oct 7. The ship is to offload winter supplies at Ittoqqortoormiit, so now she has to wait for ice condition improvement. As of 0530 UTC Oct 8, the ship was still in ice, probably drifting with ice floe in eastern direction, or trying to free herself.
Container ship MALIK ARCTICA, IMO 9618135, dwt 8438, capacity 606 TEU, built 2017, flag Denmark, manager Royal Arctic Line AS, Nuuk, Greenland.



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