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Pola Maritime bulker refloated after grounding in North Carolina

A bulker owned by Pola Maritime that ran aground on Thursday afternoon near Fort Macon in North Carolina was successfully refloated and moved to a nearby terminal by late evening.

The Pola Palekh, carrying a cargo of fertilizer, ran aground in Beaufort Inlet Channel leading to the temporary closure of all commercial traffic in the channel.

Tugboats helped move the ship from shoaling and accompanied it to Morehead City State Terminal.

No injuries or pollution were reported and the Pola Palekh appeared not to have sustained serious damage.

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With 28 years experience writing and editing for newspapers in the UK and Hong Kong, Donal is now based in California from where he covers the Americas for Splash as well as ensuring the site is loaded through the Western Hemisphere timezone.
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