Bulk carrier Amadeus ran aground in Parana river

Bulk Carrier agroundThe bulk carrier Amadeus ran aground in Parana river near Campana port, Argentina. The vessel was en route from Recalada up river to San Nicolas de los Arroyos, under cargo of coal, but left the fairway near the 100 km mark and grounded into a mud shallow. The grounding hampered the traffic at Parana river for almost a day, but it was not halted. The bulk carrier was not able to refloat by own means and requested assistance from the local authorities. At the scene of grounding were dispatched two tugboats – Madrugador and Vibrador, which towed the ship at safe depth. The bulk carrier anchored near the grounding site for inspection and special survey.

During the grounding there were no injured people and no water pollution. The ship remained seaworthy and not breached below the waterline. The local authorities will investigate the reason for grounding, as it is not clear why the vessel left the fairway.

The bulk carrier Amadeus (IMO: 9749855) has overall length of 225.45 m, moulded beam of 33.00 m and maximum draft of 10.50 m. The deadweight of the vessel is 81,700 DWT and the gross tonnage is 44,425 GRT. The bulk carrier Amadeus is owned and operated by Greek company Goulandris Bros.