80 m ship stranded in England and reminds Ever Given

80 m ship stranded in England and reminds Ever Given
80 m ship stranded in England and reminds Ever Given
An 80 m long ship, carrying 2,600 tonnes of construction stones, ran aground yesterday in the Littlehampton harbor strait, located in West-Sussex, England. The new accident, with the vessel Elise, comes about a week after the ship Ever Given, 400 m, ran aground on the Suez Canal, banning local navigation for six days.

The two cases are unrelated, but the ship Elise came to interrupt activities on the stretch for a few hours. Littlehampton is a small but busy port, offering active yachts, sport fishing and commercial fishing, as well as commercial traffic.

On the Facebook page, the port warned that the stranding was due to the release of one of the cables tied to Elise, which caused the stern of the boat to move for 30 meters, staying diagonally and blocking the channel.

“When the tide went out and she settled on her mud pier, one of her mooring lines broke at 3:30 am. The stern of the vessel then advanced about 30 meters into the river before stopping at the remaining mooring lines”, informed the port.

Unlike Ever Given, which directly affected international maritime traffic, Elise offered no damage and the situation was quickly normalized, despite also generating a queue of vessels.

“The tugboat Erica was dispatched to ensure that everything was stable and the port team helped to put more lines on land. The vessel is currently safely grounded along its entire length (just further than normal) with sufficient lines in There is no evidence of damage to the vessel. There was no pollution or injury, “he explained.

According to the Marine Traffic website, Elise was carrying the flag of Antigua and Barbuda and had arrived from Belgium.

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