Some heavy weather in the eastern North Atlantic caused an unladen LPG tanker to drag anchor and reportedly touch bottom in Cork Harbour in southern Ireland on Monday.
Local tugs and pilots from the nearby port of Cork were sent to rescue the MT Gas Pasha after the ship began dragging anchor. It is believed that the ship ran aground on a sand bank near Whitegate, although some reports were unable to verify that the ship did in fact run aground.
The ship has since departed Cork, according to reports and AIS data.
The video below shows the conditions the vessel and rescuers were faced with (kudos to the narrator):
The 3,200 dwt Gas Pasha was built in 1995 and is flagged in Panama. The ship is 96 meters long and has a beam of 15.03 meters.
— Eoin English (@EoinBearla) February 6, 2017
The heavy weather in Cork is the result of a powerful 932mb hurricane-force storm that is currently making its way across the eastern North Atlantic.