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News ID: 71621 |
Publish Date: 12:52 - 16 January 2017

Cargoship Grounds in Italy

A general cargoship has been forced aground in Italy in strong winds.

Cargoship Grounds in Italy
According to MANA, Local media said the 10,100-dwt Sigma (built 2005) dragged its anchor in gusts of up to 50 knots at Livorno on 13 January.
The ship, with 18 crew on board, was not carrying cargo.
A patrol boat and a port tug tried to prevent the grounding, but without success.
The vessel was then emptied of ballast water and connected to a tug for a refloating attempt.
AIS data shows it moored at Livorno on Monday morning.
Sigma is operated by Intresco of Austria.
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