Bulk carrier Agios Sostis ran aground in Parana river

Bulk carrier Agios SostisThe bulk carrier Agios Sostis ran aground in Parana river at the berth in Ramallo, Argentina. The low water level caused vessel to reach the bottom and stuck into the berth during cargo handling operations. The accident was reported to local authorities and ship was towed to safe depth, where was anchored for special survey and safety inspection. The bulk carrier Agios Sostis remained at the anchorage due to continuous low level of the water on the terminal. There is no report about hull damages and water pollution, but situation went complicated due to continuous drought at the river and low depth at the cargo terminals.

The investigation for the root cause of the accident is under way. Fortunately there were no injured people and no water pollution. The vessel remains at the anchorage, being secured by two tugs. The traffic in the shipping way is not affected and there was no congestion.

The bulk carrier Agios Sostis (IMO: 9473133) has overall length of 225.00 m, moulded beam of 32.00 m and maximum draft of 10.50 m. The deadweight of the ship is 76,000 DWT and the gross tonnage is 41,342 GRT. The bulk carrier was built in 2009 by Jiangnan Shipyard in China. The owner and operator of the ship Agios Sostis is Greek company Sea Traders.