Scan Master refloated

Oslo: The grounded Scan Master refloated this afternoon and is now being looked at by divers for damage before heading for Kristiansund for an extended check. Two towboats successfully moved the vessel from its beached position on Hemneskjela in Snillfjord, where it had been since early Sunday morning. Earlier in the day, the ship’s smelly cargo, 600 tons of fish entrails, was removed onto another vessel.

The ship is owned by Grøntvedt Shipping who repeatedly declined to comment about the incident when contacted by Splash.

The 43- year-old, 1,200 dwt Scan Master ran aground on a rocky beach on the Snillfjord at 0100 hrs on Sunday. Bad weather earlier this week had hampered efforts to refloat it. None of the crew of six were injured and there were no registered leaks from the casualty.

Hans Thaulow

Hans Henrik Thaulow is an Oslo-based journalist who has been covering the shipping industry for the last 15 years. As well as some work for the Informa Group, Hans was the China correspondent for TradeWinds. He also contributes to Maritime CEO magazine. Hans’ shipping background extends to working as a shipbroker trainee with Simpson, Spence & Young in Hong Kong.
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