The general cargo ship Muros ran aground at North Sea off Happisburgh in Norfolk, UK. The vessel suffered mechanical failure during a voyage from Tees, UK to Rochefort, France, leaving the shipping way and stuck into the sandbank. The accident was reported to local authorities and at the scene was dispatched tug to refloat the cargo vessel. Shortly after grounding at high tide the general cargo ship Muros was towed to safe depth and anchored near the accident site for special survey and safety inspection.
It was understood that vessel did not suffered damages during grounding and there was no reported oil leak. The local authorities started investigation for the root cause of the grounding.
The general cargo ship Muros (IMO: 9397640) has overall length of 90.00 m, moulded beam of 14.40 m and maximum draft of 4.50 m. The deadweight of the vessel is 4,489 DWT and the gross tonnage is 2,998 GRT. The ship was built in 2007 by Astilleros de Murueta in their shipyard in Guernica, Spain. The owner and operator of the vessel is Spanish company Navieta Marueta.