Maersk Line Containership Spends Afternoon Aground Off Port Santos, Brazil

Alex Bering
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December 8, 2015

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The Marersk Siagon, a 332-meter containership flying under the Liberian flag, ran aground at the Port of Santos access channel in Brazil during her departure Monday, December 7th.

The Maersk Line ship was bound for Port Elizabeth, South Africa. The vessel was refloated later Monday night and had to be towed to an nearby anchorage. It is currently safely anchored awaiting inspections to assess possible damage before continuing to its destination.

No injuries were reported and there is no evidence of environmental pollution. The Port Authority has initiated an investigation to ascertain the cause of the incident and those responsible.

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