Containership Freed From River Scheldt Banks


Traffic to and from Antwerp, Europe's second-biggest port, has resumed after the 366-metre CSCL Jupiter containership was freed from the banks of the river Scheldt which connects the port to the North Sea.

The 14,300 TEU CSCL Jupiter became stuck when it ran aground at about 9:50 local near Bath, Netherlands shortly after departing from the port of Antwerp headed for Hamburg, Germany.

It was refloated at about 9 pm yesterday (August 14, 2017) with the assistance of around nine tugs.

AIS data showed the vessel heading back to the port of Antwerp at 10 pm.

The port is now working to reduce the backlog from the suspension of operations. 

A drone has captured the moment the 366-metre CSCL Jupiter containership ran aground.

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