The general cargo ship Hestia ran aground off Skagen, Denmark. The vessel was en route from Ijmuiden, Netherlands to Halmstad, Sweden with cargo of steel, but hardly stuck into a sandbank off northernmost tip of Kattegat after losing propulsion power. The general cargo ship was not able to refloat by own power and requested assistance from the local authorities. At the scene of the grounding were dispatched two tugs, which will tow her at safe depth during high tide. It was estimated that general cargo ship Hestia did not suffered underwater damages and breaches during the accident, but the local authorities will follow special survey and inspection before allow her to return in operations.
The local authorities started investigation for the root cause of grounding. According to preliminary information, the ship ran into a sandbank due technical failure and blackout of the main engine. Fortunately during the accident there were no injured people and no water pollution.
The general cargo ship Hestia (IMO: 9411783) has overall length of 90.00 m, moulded beam of 12.00 m and maximum draft of 5.30 m. The deadweight of the freighter is 3,200 DWT and the gross tonnage is 2,281 GRT. The vessel was built in 2011 by Bijlsma Shipyard in Lemmer, Netherlands. The general cargo ship Hestia is owned and operated by the Netherlands company Hydra III.