14,000 teu Cosco containership runs aground off Antwerp

Cosco Shipping’s 14,000 teu containership CSCL Jupiter has run aground on the Scheldt Estuary off Bath while en route from Antwerp to Hamburg this morning.

Initial attempts to refloat the vessel failed, and a second attempt can only be made around 8pm this evening. MarineTraffic mapping shows several tugs on the scene (below).

Local reports suggest the vessel grounded due to a technical failure and could no longer be manoeuvred correctly. 

In the meantime, traffic in and out of Antwerp has been severely affected, with the Western Scheldt closed to larger ships until the grounded vessel can be moved.


Grant Rowles

Grant spent nine years at Informa Group based in London, Sydney, Hong Kong and Singapore. He gained strong management experience in publishing, conferences and awards schemes in the shipping and legal areas, working on a number of titles including Lloyd's List. In 2009 Grant joined Seatrade responsible for the commercial development of Seatrade’s Asia products. In 2012, with Sam Chambers, he co-founded Asia Shipping Media.


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