Capesize bulk carrier grounding, South America

Capesize bulk carrier ran aground in channel in the morning Jul 15, while leaving port in South America, in full load. Bulk carrier was refloated some 3 hours later with the help of tugs, and anchored on outer anchorage. Resumed voyage on Jul 16, after inspection.

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My name is Mikhail Voytenko, I’m Russian, professional merchant marine navigator, by education and former experience. I own and run Maritime Bulletin website for more than 10 years. I've been involved in solving a number of piracy hijack cases, including the hijack of ro-ro FAINA, loaded with tanks. It was me who made public, and unravel, freighter ARCTIC SEA mystery. I've been also closely involved in a number of maritime disaster, one of them being MSC FLAMINIA major fire.