Mayhem in Durban harbor 2 VLCS aground VIDEO

Mayhem in Durban harbor, South Africa, brought by strong storm, started at around 0900 UTC Oct 10. Container ship SM NEW YORK ran aground in Durban Harbor shortly after unmooring, MSC INES and MSC SUSANNA seems to be troubled while maneuvering in harbor, both vessels were to leave port, character of accidents unclear. Later it came out, that MSC INES also ran aground, perpendicular to port channel, and blocked the port. MSC SUSANNA was taken under control, with the help of several tugs, and berthed at opposite to her previous berth pier. Tanker BOW TRIUMPH ran aground either after broking off moorings, or while trying to leave harbor. As of 1330 UTC all three vessels remained aground.
Container ship SM NEW YORK, IMO 9461465, dwt 102518, capacity 8586 TEU, built 2010, flag Liberia.
Container ship MSC INES, IMO 9305714, dwt 114733, capacity 9100 TEU, built 2006, flag Panama, manager Mediterranean Shipping Company.
Container ship MSC SUSANNA, IMO 9290543, dwt 117096, capacity 9200 TEU, built 2005, flag Panama, manager Mediterranean Shipping Company.
Product tanker BOW TRIUMPH, IMO 9669902, dwt 49622, built 2015, flag Norway, manager Odfjell Management AS.



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