The vessel suffered a wrench by the bow, on the island of Alto Velo, to the Southwest of Beata Island, Dominican Republic.

The 2,800 dwt ship was refloated in a multi-agency operation which involved the Dominican Navy, the country’s maritime rescue agency and Svitzer Caribbean Dominicana among others.

The Navy of the Dominican Republic escorted the vessel along with tugs to the port of Cabo Rojo, Pedernales, where it is going to be inspected by the inspectors of the Port State, belonging to the Navy.

According to the vessel's AIS, the ship got underway from the Port of Cabo Rojo on October 11 and arrived at the Las Calderas port in the Dominican Republic a day later. The ship is expected to be dry docked there for necessary repairs.


See also:

Mobile phone use a significant distraction from safe navigation

Emergency Procedures: Actions to be taken in case of ship grounding