The First Attempt to Tow the Spanish Ship Stranded Near Lisbon Fails

The ship ran out of energy and ended up running aground in an area with lots of sand, although the ten crew that were on board are well.

He first attempted to tow the Spanish-flagged vessel that ran aground last dawn on the Tagus River, near the port of Lisbon, failed because the anchor is stuck in the riverbed.

This was reported by the Portuguese National Maritime Authority to local media, which explained that the first towing attempt was made shortly after 18.00 GMT to take advantage of the high tide, but that it was not successful.

If the authorities cannot solve the anchor problem, the next attempt to tow the vessel will be around 5.00 am on Wednesday, when the tide will rise again.

The ship ran out of energy and ended up running aground in an area with lots of sand, although the ten crew that were on board are well.

View of the ship after running aground near the port of Lisbon

It is about the ship Betanzos, which had left the terminal of the Beato port of the Portuguese capital and was heading to Casablanca, in Morocco.

 

Source: La Razon