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No clarification on grounded ship

No clarification on grounded ship

14-02-2017 12:00:00


It remains unclear what will happen to the Portuguese container ship Victoria, which sailed aground northwest of Funen on Friday. No new pollution has been observed.

Defence Operation Centre has not yet received a salvaging plan and the final dive report after the container ship Victoria's was grounded northwest of Funen.
Søren Bjørndal from the Joint Services Defence Command said so.

Therefore, we do not yet know whether the ship should be repaired on site, or whether it can be dragged to a dock to repair the 50 meter long and 20 centimeter wide gash in the bottom of the ship.
There are still ships in the area and planes in the air that keep an eye on pollution, but there has not been observed any more oil on the sea surface, said Søren Bjørndal.

There are no details on when the company is ready with a salvaging plan.

Yesterday it emerged that the risk of a major oil spill is limited, as the oil in the tanks is solidified by the encounter with the cold water.

The container ship had been warned by the Danish authorities that it was on a dangerous course towards Fredericia harbor. But the crew chose to ignore the warnings from the Vessel Traffic Service (VTS) in Korsør and continued the planned course. And therefore sailed aground.

Source: The editors of Maritime Denmark


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