(Video) Reefer Ship Grounded in Delaware


A reefer cargo ship has ran aground near Miah Maull Shoal in Delaware Bay while inbound to Philadelphia, US.

PTI previously reported that the Hoegh Osaka ran aground off the Isle of Wight coast in the UK, with salvage teams working tirelessly to rescue the ship.

According to World Maritime News, the ‘Santa Lucia’ was carrying fresh produce at the time of the incident.

The situation was evaluated by New Jersey and Delaware government officials and the Coast Guard, with both parties assisting the ship owner to safely refloat the ship.

The motor vessel Santa Lucia, which was aground in Delaware Bay, got back underway under its own power at approximately 3pm Tuesday, January 28, 2015.

The US Coast Guard said: “The Santa Lucia is scheduled to anchor at big stone anchorage for a Coast Guard safety inspection before moving on to its destination of Philadelphia.”

There have not been any reports of injuries and the Coast Guard is currently investigating the cause of the grounding.

(Source: Video Land Marks (YouTube))

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