Nuclear fuel carrier Sigrid grounded in Sweden

Nuclear fuel carrier SigridThe nuclear fuel carrier Sigrid grounded in Salviken, Sweden. The vessel was leaving the port, when due to problem in steering gear grounded into a sandy shallow bank out of the shipping way. The vessel was proceeding under ballast without nuclear cargo on board, did not reported any damages or breaches. The carrier Sigrid hardly stuck and was not able to refloat by own power, requesting assistance from the local authorities. At the scene of the accident was dispatched a tug, which assisted with refloating of the ship and towed her to safe depth. The ship will be further inspected before released to return in operations, but there was no report for damages.

The local authorities and coast guard started investigation for the root cause of the grounding. The nuclear fuel carrier Sigrid was not under cargo, waiting for orders in Baltic Sea.

The nuclear fuel carrier Sigrid (IMO: 9631840) has overall length of 99.50 m, moulded beam of 18.60 m and maximum draft of 4.50 m. The deadweight of the ship is 2,530 DWT and the gross tonnage is 6,694 GRT. The nuclear fuel carrier was built in 2013 by Damen Shipyard in Gorinchem, Netherlands. The vessel is owned and operated by Swedish company Furetank Rederi.