General cargo ship Rodau ran aground at River Ouse near Blacktoft

Rodau agroundThe general cargo ship Rodau ran aground at River Ouse near Blacktoft in Goole, United Kingdom. The accident occurred on April 12 and was reported Brian Brady, who made photos of the accident. The vessel stuck into a mud shallow shortly after leaving Goole en route to Barreiro, Portugal. The accident was reported to local authorities, but salvage operation was complicated due to coming low tide. Later during the day the ship was refloated at high tide and anchored near the grounding site for inspection. After it was estimated that there are no damages, the general cargo ship Rodau resumed the voyage to Portugal and today morning left Humber estuary.

The local authorities initiated investigation for the root cause of the accident, but exact cause of the grounding is yet unknown. Fortunately during the incident there were no injured people and no reported pollution.

The general cargo ship Rodau (IMO: 9313656) has overall length of 88.00 m, moulded beam of 13.00 m and maximum draft of 5.10 m. The deadweight of the vessel is 3,712 DWT and the gross tonnage is 2,461 GRT. The cargo ship was built in 2004 by Slovenske Lodenice shipyard in Komarno, Slovakia.