South Africa’s port re-floats grounded MSC boxship

Grounded MSC boxship

The giant boxship MSC Ines which got grounded on Tuesday October 11 due to heavy weather in the entrance of the Port of Durban has been re-floated, said Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA).
Five tugs were involved in the re-floating mission of the ship which had drifted into the mouth of the Port of Durban abeam, including African Marine Solutions’ (AMSOL) tugs Siyanda and Siyakhula, as shown in the image below.
“The vessel, MSC Innes took priority as it blocked the port entrance. It took 5 tugs to re-float the 330-metre long container vessel and once re-floated, she was allocated a berth in the port for damage inspection,” the update from South African Maritime Safety Authority (SAMSA) reads.
MSC’s 9,113-TEU containership was one of five container vessels affected by yesterday’s storm, SAMSA said.

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