General cargo ship Daniel K grounded in Eo river estuary, Spain

Daniel K groundedThe general cargo ship Daniel K grounded in Eo river estuary, while leaving the Ribadeo port, Spain. The ship, which was loaded with 4000 tons of paper pulp, hit a sandy shallow after leaving the separation scheme in the Bay of Biscay after human mistake, due to disregarding of the low tide and water level. The vessel stuck hardly and was not able to refloat by own power. The crew requested assistance from the local authorities and at the scene of the accident were dispatched two tugs. The general cargo ship Daniel K was refloated 12 hours later at high tide. After inspection the ship resumed voyage to Ceuta.

The cargo ship did not suffered any damages during the grounding. The local authorities made an inspection about seaworthiness and will follow an investigation about the root cause of the accident. Fortunately, during grounding there were no injured people and no water pollution.

The general cargo ship Daniel K (IMO: 9198654) has overall length of 90.00 m, moulded beam of 15.00 m and maximum draft of 4.30 m. The deadweight of the vessel is 4,247 DWT and the gross tonnage is 3,037 GRT. The ship was built in 2002 at Rouse Shipyard in Bulgaria. The owner and operator of the general cargo ship Daniel K is Netherlands company Flag Shipmanagement.