Dutch cargo vessel runs aground in Tweed estuary

By Accidents

Cargo vessel ran into difficulties as it was trying to enter Tweed Dock on Tuesday afternoon.
The grounded BBS Sand is 90-metre long a Dutch-registered general cargo ship, ran aground as she was attempting to enter the Tweed estuary.
However, the pilot of the dock vessel assisted the cargo ship to go back into deeper water before it berthed safely.
The vessel was carrying a load of malting barley.
“The pilot vessel managed the situation and assisted the cargo vessel BBS Sand to refloat," reported a spokesperson for Humber Coastguard.
He also added: “It was coming into the port when it seems the tide and strong wind contributed to the situation and run aground just for a short time.
“There weren't any injured, there was no pollution and no damages.”
The alarm was raised by a member of the public shortly after 2 p.m. The cargo vessel was in Tweed Dock by 3.25 p.m.
The accident comes the week after another cargo vessel Danio got stuck on rocks on the Farne Islands.
The coastguard has been kept busy with shipping problems in recent days with the country battered by strong easterly winds.