Grounded Bulk Carrier ‘Glory Amsterdam’ Refloated Off Germany

Two salvage tugs managed to free the Glory Amsterdam Thursday morning four days after the ship aground off Germany during severe weather. Germany's Central Command for Maritime Emergencies has reported that the ship was freed with help from the tugs Fairmount Summit and Union Manta after about 16,000 tonnes of ballast water was pumped out of the vessel. The agency said both … [Read more...]

Towing of Grounded Bulk Carrier Off Germany Could Take Until Friday

BERLIN, Nov 1 (Reuters) - It may take until Friday to free the grounded freighter "Glory Amsterdam" from a sand bar near the North Sea island of Langeoog, German authorities said on Wednesday, but no holes or cracks are evident in the ship's hull to trigger an oil leak. Shallow waters off the island had forced officials to revise initial plans to dislodge the 225-metre … [Read more...]

Salvage Plan Approved for Grounded Bulk Carrier in Germany

The owners of the grounded bulk carrier Glory Amsterdam have hired a salvage company to pull the ship off the beach in Germany, but it could be days before any refloat attempt is made, German officials said Tuesday.  Germany's Central Command for Maritime Emergencies (CCME) reported Tuesday that a salvage plan has been approved and assets and equipment are … [Read more...]

Incident Photos: Bulk Carrier GLORY AMSTERDAM Aground Off Germany

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 … [Read more...]

Bulk Carrier Goes Aground During Deadly Storm in Germany

BERLIN, Oct 30 (Reuters) - Shallow waters off a North Sea island complicated efforts on Monday to dislodge a large freighter that ran aground as Germany began cleaning up after a storm that killed at least six people there and in Poland and Czech Republic. Railway operator Deutsche Bahn continued to deal with "significant damage" from downed trees on some rail routes. … [Read more...]