CMA CGM Ganges Grounds off Guayaquil

Image Courtesy: Shipspotting

The 9,962 TEU CMA CGM Ganges briefly ran aground while exiting Guayaquil, Ecuador, on September 25, Oceanbulk Containers, the ship’s owner, told World Maritime News. 

Due to the low tide, the Post-Panamax suffered a soft grounding in the mud.

Following the grounding, class and other relevant authorities were informed immediately.

“There was no pollution or water ingress or any abnormalities observed,” Oceanbulk Containers said.

“It is worthwhile to note that an erroneous report was issued alleging that the incident resulted from a mechanical failure, which is entirely false and incorrect,” the company pointed out.

A few hours later, with the high tide, the vessel was successfully refloated and got permission to sail to its destination with full speed.

Built at Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) shipyard in South Korea in 2015, CMA CGM Ganges is currently moored near Buenaventura, West South America, according to the vessel AIS data.

World Maritime News Staff; Image Courtesy: Shipspotting

Share this article

Follow World Maritime News

In Depth>

Events>

<< Feb 2018 >>
MTWTFSS
29 30 31 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 1 2 3 4

Shipping 360

This course is ideal for those who have recently joined the maritime sector and those who need to have a better understanding…

read more >

APM – ASIA PACIFIC MARITIME 2018

27 years in the making, APM is the premier shipbuilding & marine, workboat and offshore exhibition in Asia trusted by generations of industry professionals.

read more >

Shippax Ferry Conference 2018

The two-day onboard ferry conference was first organized in 2003 and grows ever more popular with some 400 delegates from over 40 ferry…

read more >

8th Dredging & Land Reclamation World Summit 2018

The 8th Dredging and Land Reclamation Summit 2018 will gather the decision makers from Authorities and Operators responsible for ports…

read more >