Reefer Silver Pearl ran aground in Ulvesundet Strait

Silver Pearl agroundThe reefer Silver Pearl ran aground in Ulvesundet Strait off Sogn og Fjordane, Norway. The ship was en route from Bergen to Alesund, but grounded into a rocky shallow near the fjord. The accident happened in good weather, most probably due to human mistake. The reefer Silver Pearl hardly stuck and was not able to refloat by own power, but according to preliminary information did not suffered hull breaches and water ingress. Fortunately during grounding there were no injured people and no water pollution.

At the scene of the accident were dispatched a rescue boat and two tugs, which should assist in refloating. The divers inspected the underwater condition of the vessel, but did not found any damages. There is no information about water pollution at the scene of grounding. The refloating will be done at high tide, but scene is complicated and need of special preparation.

The reefer Silver Pearl (IMO: 8400050) has overall length of 95.00 m, moulded beam of 16.00 m and maximum draft of 5.50 m. The deadweight of the ship is 2,607 DWT and the gross tonnage is 3,968 GRT. The ship was built in 1985 by Orskov Yard in Frederikshavn, Denmark. The owner and manager of reefer Silver Pearl is Norwegian company Norresundby Shipping.