Mayhem in Durban Harbor As Two Vessels Run Aground (VIDEO)

Mayhem in Durban harbor, South Africa, brought by strong storm, started at around 0900 UTC Oct 10. Container ship SM NEW YORK ran aground in Durban Harbor shortly after unmooring, MSC INES and MSC SUSANNA (IMO 9290543) seems to be troubled while maneuvering in harbor, both vessels were to leave port, character of accidents unclear.

Later it came out, that MSC INES also ran aground, perpendicular to port channel, and blocked the port. MSC SUSANNA was taken under control, with the help of several tugs, and berthed at opposite to her previous berth pier. Tanker BOW TRIUMPH ran aground either after broking off moorings, or while trying to leave harbor. As of 1330 UTC all three vessels remained aground.

IMRRA, FleetMon’s official Vessel Risk Rating Partner, risk assessed this vessel as having an ‘green’ risk rating, with a specific risk rating of 29% (25-May-17), compared to the fleet average 34.8%. New risk assessment reports can be purchased via FleetMon.

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