The container ship MSC Anisha R lost propulsion power after engine failure on river Scheldt near Terneuzen, Netherlands. The vessel was en route from Antwerp to Rotterdam, but suffered blackout after engine failure and remained adrift at the shipping channel of the river. The crew was unable to restart the main engine and requested assistance from the local authorities. At the scene of the troubled container vessel MSC Anisha R were dispatched Multraship tug, which anchored and secured the container vessel outside the shipping lane. The traffic in river Scheldt was hampered during the accident and further salvage, but there was no report for congestion.
The local authorities started investigation for the root cause of the accident and ordered special survey and safety inspection of the container ship MSC Anisha R. The vessel is still anchored near Terneuzen, waiting for repairs and spare parts delivery. The blackout and further mechanical failure will cost some delay in time schedule of the carrier.
The container ship MSC Anisha R (IMO: 9227297) has overall length of 291.00 m, moulded beam of 32.00 m and maximum draft of 9.20 m. The deadweight of the vessel is 53,328 DWT and the gross tonnage is 45,803 GRT. The ship was built in 2002 by Samsung Shipbuilding and Heavy Industries in South Korea.