Liberia-Flagged Bulker Runs Aground off Brazil

A Liberia-flagged bulk carrier has ran aground in Paranagua Bay off Pontal do Sul, Brazil.

The 2011-built vessel, identified as Sofia, was heading from Parangua to Santos when it got stuck in the sandy shallows on Tuesday.

Initial reports from the Port Administration of Paranaguá and Antonina (APPA) indicate that the vessel suffered an engine failure while steering out of the port.

As the ship was unable to refloat under its own power, two tugs were dispatched to the scene and managed to refloat the bulker.

The two tugs moved the ship to a safer depth off Parangua where the ship remains anchored today, according to Marine Traffic’s data.

There were no injuries reported to the crew, however, the vessel will have to be repaired before it resumes its voyage.

World Maritime News Staff

Share this article

Follow World Maritime News

In Depth>


<< Apr 2019 >>
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
8 9 10 11 12 13 14
15 16 17 18 19 20 21
22 23 24 25 26 27 28
29 30 1 2 3 4 5

GreenTech in Shipping USA Forum 2019

GreenTech in Shipping USA Forum is an event for Maritime leaders who want to unlock successful business formula of the industry!

read more >

CWC World Gas & Power Series – Brazil & the Americas Summit

CWC World Gas & Power Series: Brazil & the Americas Summit is the perfect meeting place to make contacts…

read more >

FPSO Brazil Congress 2019

Charging ahead with 24 planned orders by 2022, Brazil has once again solidified its status as one of the world’s foremost oil and gas leaders…

read more >

Nor-Shipping 2019

Nor-Shipping’s conference and event programme is tailored to deliver the knowledge, value and networking to help you build your business.

read more >