Tanker NORDIC WOLVERINE, which was aground at Barranquilla entrance, Colombia, since Jul 19, was finally, refloated at around 0000 UTC Jul 30 by 4 tugs, and taken to anchorage at Cano Dulce area, west of Barranquilla, for underwater inspection. Tanker’s hull contacted rocky bottom when aground, and reportedly, she’s in need of repairs to be carried out at yard, but it’s not confirmed. No cargo leak reported.
Jul 19: Tanker aground, Barranquilla
Product tanker NORDIC WOLVERINE ran aground at Barranquilla entrance, Columbia, at around 0700 UTC Jul 19. Tanker arrived from Cartagena. As of 1620 UTC, the ship was still aground, with 2-3 tugs assisting her in refloating attempts. No damages reported so far. Understood fairway not blocked.
Product tanker NORDIC WOLVERINE, IMO 9043081, dwt 16000, built 2006, flag Norway, manager BOREALIS MARITIME LTD (EQUASIS).