Video: CSCL Jupiter Refloated off Antwerp

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CSCL Jupiter, the 366-meter long containership which ran aground near Bath, the Netherlands on August 14, was refloated in the evening hours the same day.

Following the successful operation, the vessel was led to the port of Antwerp, where it was scheduled to undergo inspection. The ship’s AIS data, provided by Marine Traffic, shows that it is still moored in the port.

At least five tugs were sent to refloat the Hong Kong-flagged boxship amid low tide, however, the initial efforts were unsuccessful. The second refloating attempt, which freed the 14,074 TEU ULCV, was scheduled in the evening hours on August 14.

Dutch Rijkswaterstaat earlier told World Maritime News that the preliminary assessment showed that there was no visible damage on the ULCV. Additionally, they said that the ship was secure.

The cause of the grounding incident is not familiar at the time.

The 2011-built containership, operated by COSCO Shipping Lines Co., was en route from Antwerp to Hamburg when it ran into trouble.

The grounding closed all shipping traffic for large commercial vessels at the Westerschelde for safety reasons, while small commercial vessels were allowed to pass through the Schaar van de Noord.

World Maritime News Staff; Video Courtesy: ShippingHarbors

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