Panamax bulk carrier aground, Brazil

Bulk carrier LONDON 2012 aground in Sao Francisco do Sul, Babitonga Bay, Brazil, since Mar 11, with tugs working on her. The ship ran aground shortly after she left port, meaning that she’s in load. Cause of grounding unknown, probably the ship was about to anchor, but ran aground instead.
Bulk carrier LONDON 2012, IMO 9442756, dwt 82562, built 2007, flag Liberia, manager TSAKOS CONBULK SERVICES TCB.



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