Freighter Symphony Sky ran aground in Gulf of Bothnia at Husum port area

Symphony SkyThe freighter Symphony Sky ran aground in Gulf of Bothnia at Husum port area in Sweden. The vessel was maneuvering to leave the port, but suffered blackout and stuck into a sandbank shortly after unmooring. The accident was reported to the local authorities and at the scene was sent towing tug and divers team. It was required to be held an underwater inspection before towing the ship to safe depth, due to danger from breaching during grounding. According to the schedule the under water inspection will be done today and relfloating is schedule for late hour at high tide. There were no reported injuries and water pollution during the accident.

None of the crew on board of the freighter Symphony Sky was injured. The ship left the port of Husum with cargo of paper en route to Motril in Spain, when the accident occurred. The local authorities will hold an investigation for the root cause of the grounding and will monitor the area for oil leaks and water pollution.

The general cargo ship Symphony Sky (IMO: 9721633) has overall length of 120.00 m, moulded beam of 17.00 m and maximum draft of 5.50 m. The vessel has deadweight of 10,500 DWT and the gross tonnage of 7,000 GRT. The freighter was built in 2015 by Ferus Smit Leer in their shipyard in Germany. The vessel is operating under the flag of Netherlands.