Incident Photos: Bulk Carrier GLORY AMSTERDAM Aground Off Germany

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The photo provided by Germany’s Central Command for Maritime Emergencies shows the Panama-flagged bulk carrier Glory Amsterdam aground off of the German island of Langeoog, October 30, 2017. Photo: Havariekommando

Salvors are monitoring the 225-meter bulk carrier MV Glory Amsterdam which ran aground in the North Sea about 1.3 miles from the German island of Langeoog on Sunday night.

The salvage team was not expected to attempt to refloat the ship on Monday due to stormy conditions and shallow waters that have prevented a salvage tug from reaching the ship. 

At least two salvage tugs are currently on scene.

All 22 crew members aboard are reported safe.

The ship is not laden with cargo, but it is holding approximately 1,800 tonnes of heavy oil and 140 tonnes of marine diesel. 

German authorities have been conducting overflights of the vessel but have been unable to determine if any oil has leaked from the ship thus far.

Germany’s Central Command for Maritime Emergencies has reported wind gusts up to 7 Beaufort (52-63 km / h) and wave heights up to two meters in the area.

The 225-meter Glory Amsterdam is registered in Panama.

Based on AIS data (see below), it appears the ship may have dragged anchor before grounding. 

Photos courtesy Germany’s Central Command for Maritime Emergencies (Havariekommando)

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AIS data shows the track of the Glory Amsterdam before grounding.