The bulk carrier Gladiatorship ran aground into a sandbank in Nacala, Mozambique. The vessel left the Port of Nacala en route to Richards Bay, South Africa, but left the fairway and hardly stuck into a sand shallow just before high tide. The crew was unable to refloat the bulk carrier by own power and reported about the incident to the local authorities. Kotug Salvage was contracted to refloat the bulk carrier Gladiatorship, which was facing the danger of dropping water level to low tide, which might cause damages and problems for seaworthiness. The cargo ship was towed to safe depth and anchored for special survey and inspection.
The local authorities sent divers to inspect the strength of the vessel’s hull. It was estimated the ship did not suffered any damages during the grounding. The bulk carrier Gladiatorship was released to return in operations and resume the voyage to Richards Bay, South Africa. During the incident there were no injured people and no water pollution.
The bulk carrier Gladiatorship (IMO: 9431513) has overall length of 190.00 m, moulded beam of 33.00 m and maximum draft of 10.00 m. The deadweight of the ship is 56,819 DWT and the gross tonnage is 33,044 GRT. The bulker was built in 2010 by Jinling Shipyard in Nanjing, China.