Inland cargo ship ran aground, damaged, may break in two, Western Scheldt

Inland cargo ship MVS SOWNENT loaded with soil ran aground at around 1750 UTC Apr 14 on Western Scheldt near Baalhoek, Netherlands, while sailing downstream. The ship suffered serious damages, hull is breached, understood to get cracks, but there’s no immediate danger of breaking. She was refloated and taken below grounding site, to be offloaded and after that, towed to Hansweert.
Inland cargo ship MVS SOWNENT, MMSI 244660194, GT 3277, built 2007, flag Netherlands.



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