Nuke ship runs aground at Swedish nuclear power plant

A vessel used to move nuclear waste ran aground this morning by a decommissioned nuclear plant in southern Sweden.

The Swedish Maritime Administration said the vessel, Sigrid, has no dangerous cargo aboard and was on its way into the harbor outside the now-decommissioned Barseback nuclear plant.

There were no reports of leakages from the ship, nor had the hull been damaged. The ship is run by Furetank, a local Swedish owner.

The power plant’s two reactors were closed more than a decade ago with all radioactive substances already removed.


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.


  1. “Nuke ship….”, is this article copied from the tabloid press? I expect more professionalism in the reporting on this site rather than alarmist and attention seeking headlines.

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