Two groundings: USA and South America

Chemical tanker
Chemical tanker reportedly ran aground in USA waters, Gulf of Mexico, while proceeding to port of destination, early in the morning Jan 19. Was refloated some 9 hours later with two tugs assistance, resumed moving to port.

Bulk carrier
Bulk carrier reported aground in northern South America waters, Atlantic, since late Jan 18. Still aground as of 1500 UTC Jan 19, no tugs in sight.

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