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Cargo ship Helena Cora intentionally grounded at Vissingen-Ost coast

Maritime News September 12, 2017

Helena Cora aground

The cargo ship Helena Cora intentionally grounded at Vissingen-Ost coast. The ship, carrying cargo of aluminum ingots, started getting water ingress shortly after leaving the port of Vissingen en route to Antwerp. The ship was caught by rough seas and was heavily battered by waves, being in immediate danger from sinking. The skipper of the inland cargo ship Helena Cora diverted the ship to a sand bank and intentionally grounded her to avoid possible sinking. During the accident on board of the vessel were the skipper with his wife and two children. There were no reported injuries among the people and no water pollution.

The accident was reported to local authorities and at the scene was sent rescue boat to evacuate the woman and two children, while the skipper remained on board to ensure the safety of the ship. At the scene were sent two tugs to assist the troubled ship with refloating.

The investigation for the root cause is under way. There were no reported injuries and no water pollution.

The inland cargo ship Helena Cora has overall length of 73.00 m and moulded beam of 8.00 m. The vessel was built in 1981 by shipyard Ruijtenberg at Raamsdonksveer, Netherlands.


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