The cargo vessel Habib Express which ran aground off the Beata Island in the Dominican Republic in late September, was refloated on October 7, according to Dominican Republic Navy. The Tanzanian-flagged vessel was sailing from Miami, Florida, to the port of Haina when its bow beached on September 11.
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.