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Tug to Assist Cargo Ship Aground On Kish Bank

20th August 2013
Tug to Assist Cargo Ship Aground On Kish Bank

#shipping – A tug is expected to help move a cargo ship with 21 people onboard that has ran aground on a sandbank off the Dublin coast this morning.

Coast Guard helicopter is expected to put a 'Coast Guard inspector' on board the MV Cielo di San Francisco this afternoon. The ship was en route from Ringaskiddy, Cork Harbour to Dublin and hit a sandbank between the Kish Bank and Bray at about 9.30am. 

As Afloat reported yesterday, the Cielo di San Francisco is a 37,000 dwt 'Handysize' dry-bulker docked in Cork's Ringaskiddy Deepwater Terminal from New Orleans.

The Kish bank where the accident happened is about 12km off the coast. There are no reports of any injuries.

An attempt will be made to float the ship at high tide this evening around midnight.

Published in Ports & Shipping Team

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