Another grounded vessel on the Delaware

Another grounded vessel on the Delaware

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.



Sam Chambers

Starting out with the Informa Group in 2000 in Hong Kong, Sam Chambers became editor of Maritime Asia magazine as well as East Asia Editor for the world’s oldest newspaper, Lloyd’s List. In 2005 he pursued a freelance career and wrote for a variety of titles including taking on the role of Asia Editor at Seatrade magazine and China correspondent for Supply Chain Asia. His work has also appeared in The Economist, The New York Times, The Sunday Times and The International Herald Tribune.

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