Fishing shrimper Victoria I ran aground at Mar del Plata, Argentina

Victoria I ran agroundThe fishing shrimper Victoria I ran aground at Mar del Plata, Argentina. The vessel was proceeding to the port, but after dropping anchor failed and big swell and strong winds, throw the ship into a sandy shallow, where hardly stuck. The fishing shrimper Victoria I was pushed by the waves and developed list to starboard. However, the 11 crew remained on board, as there is no immediate danger for the seaworthiness of the vessel. The salvage is under planning and will be considered at high tide and after weather improves. There are no reports about injuries and water pollution during the grounding of the fishing vessel.

The local authorities started investigation for the circumstances around grounding. The fire rescue and rescue swimmers of the Naval Prefecture were attending the ship from the beach. The inspection showed that there are no damages of the hull after running over the shallow and vessel is not getting water ingress.

The fishing shrimper Victoria I has overall length of 25.00 m, moulded beam of 6.00 m and maximum draft of 3.00 m. The gross tonnage of the vessel is 107 GRT.