San Francisco: In the second accident on its waters in the past fortnight, a bulker ran aground yesterday on the Delaware River.
The US Coast Guard managed to free the Nord Explorer (2009 built, 58,803 dwt) around 8am yesterday after it had run aground a few hours earlier near the Tacony Palmyra Bridge in New Jersey. A tug boat was deployed and the ship got moving once the tide rose. No damage was reported.The handymax ship was carrying no cargo at the time.
Two weeks ago the Meadway Shipping & Trading bulk carrier, Agia Irini, (57,017 dwt, built 2010) ran aground near Burlington on the same river.