Container carrier Sirena grounded at rocky shallow in Caribbean Sea

Container carrier SirenaThe container carrier Sirena grounded at a rocky shallow on the northern coast of St Eustatius Island in Caribbean Sea. The vessel was en route from from Port of Galisbay, French St Martin to Martinique with cargo of 20-30 containers and 2 vehicles, but after failure of the steering gear hit a rocky reef near the Caribbean Dutch island. The ship did not suffered serious damages, but some ballast compartments were breached and floooded. There is no report about water pollution or danger for seaworthiness of the container ship. The crew reported about the accident to the local authorities and contracted salvage tug to assist with refloating.

The container ship Sirena will be refloated after underwater inspection for the strength of the hull and estimation of the seaworthiness. Fortunately there were no injured people during the grounding.

The container carrier Sirena (IMO: 9491824) has length of 55.00 m, beam of 13.00 m and maximum summer draft of 3.00 m. The vessel is from type cargo landing craft, but operating as container carrier. The ship was built in 2009 by Jasa Marine Indah in their shipyard in Semarang, Indonesia. The owner and manager of the container vessel Sirena is Guadeloupe company Manutention and operate under the flag of Portugal.