Ultra-large container ship CSCL JUPITER grounding blocked Antwerp

Ultra-large container ship CSCL JUPITER ran aground on Scheldt river bank at around 0700 LT Aug 14 at Bath, Zeeland, Netherlands, while proceeding downstream en route from Antwerp to Hamburg. Vessel ran aground at a high speed of some 13 knots, after steering failure. She’s hard aground, surrounded by about 10 tugs, traffic in the area said to be suspended, with more than 10 inward and outward vessels blocked. Little hope vessel could be refloated until high tide, at 2050 LT today. Situation is dramatic, says Antwerp official. Salvors, meanwhile, are trying to assess probable hull damages. If hull of the giant ship is breached, dramatic situation may well turn into a nightmare. See more photos at https://felixstowedocker.blogspot.co.uk/2017/08/cscl-jupiter-container-ship-of-366.html
Container ship CSCL JUPITER, IMO 9467263, dwt 155480, capacity 13300 TEU, built 2011, flag HK, manager China International Ship Management Co., Ltd.

Ultra-large container ship CSCL JUPITER refloated Video
Salvors managed to refloat CSCL JUPITER with coming high tide at around 1900 UTC Aug 14 with deployment of more than 10 tugs, and taken back to Antwerp for survey. She was berthed at Delwaidedok after midnight, as of 0330 UTC Aug 15 remained berthed. No news yet on damages suffered. Traffic fully restored, reportedly, vessels of up to 200 meters length were allowed navigate Scheldt since midday Aug 14.



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