Maersk container ship Sea Land Meteor runs aground off Netherlands

By Accidents

Early on Tuesday morning, the Maersk Line MV Sea Land Meteor ran aground near Vlissingen, the Netherlands.

Six tugs were appointed to the boxship’s location. A couple of hours later at high tide they managed to pull free the Hong-Kong flagged containership.

There have been no reports regarding any damages to the vessel or potential pollution in the area. All of the seafarers aboard the ship have remained safe.

The 59,938 DWT MV Sea Land Meteor successfully continued on its way and is now moored at the port of Berendrecht with its final destination being the port of Antwerp. It made its previous port call at the Rotterdam port.

The ship was constructed back in the year of 1996 and has a total length of 292.15 meters and a breadth of respectively 32.16 meters.

Photos of the refloating operation of Sea Land Meteor