So the Hansa Berlin REALLY DID Run Aground on Cuba’s Coast [INCIDENT PHOTO]

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September 4, 2012

Hansa Berlin aground near Havana, Cuba.

It’s about time we have some photo evidence of the grounded Hansa Berlin in Cuba. 

gCaptain broke the news that the Hansa Berlin containership quietly grounded (well, maybe not so quietly) off the coast of Cuba some 20 miles from Havana in what was then TS Isaac.

The vessel is a 1993 built containership with a capacity of 1.016 TEU and is flying the Liberian flag.   Word is that the M/V Hansa Berlin’s owner, Leonhardt & Blumberg of Hamburg, received permission from the United States to hire at least one US salvage company, possibly others, to work on the salvage of the vessel.

The Hansa Berlin was on her way from Santiago de Cuba to Havana when she grounded after suffering engine failure during heavy wind and waves produced Isaac.

All 19 crew members were taken off the vessel without incident or injury.

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