Product tanker SEA HORIZON loaded with 38000t of gasoline runs aground on Western Scheldt, Netherlands

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Product tanker SEA HORIZON ran aground on Western Scheldt abeam of Borssele, Netherlands, at around 1930 CEST on Wednesday (Apr 20).

Product tanker SEA HORIZON loaded with 38000t of gasoline runs aground on Western Scheldt, Netherlands

Image: Ria Maat

The incident occurred while the vessel, loaded with 38000 tons of gasoline on board was proceeding up the river to Antwerp.

The ship was refloated at around 2300 CEST with the help of the tugs dispatched to the grounding site, and taken back to outer anchorage, where she was anchored around midnight, for survey.

At 0430 UTC on Thursday (Apr 21) tanker was in the same position. No damages reported, vessel is said to ground on a sandbank.

Source: omroepzeeland.nl