Container ship contacted bottom, probably damaged, Iceland

Container ship VERA D contacted bottom near Akurey islet, at around1500 UTC Sep 10, while approaching destination port Reykjavík, en route from Rotterdam. The ship didn’t sail directly to Reykjavík harbor, she made a wide loop, but by 1730 safely berthed. Later Coast Guard spotted a thin oil film in the area outside harbor, suspecting VERA D as probable source of the leak. It is not yet confirmed or refuted, ship’s hull integrity is to be checked by divers.
Container ship VERA D, IMO 9290177, dwt 22513, capacity 1719 TEU, built 2004, flag Portugal, manager Eimskip.



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