I visited the site on the 14th Feb.
A set of photos of the grounded vessel is now available in the database. Please refer to:http://www.shipspotting.com/gallery/photo.php?lid=1745307
The ship is roughly 4 miles to the North of the Aveiro port entrance. The coastal area where she was washed to during the storm of the 19th January is formed entirely of sand dunes, so the ship does not present any serious damage to the hull, as a result of this accident. It is buried in sand maybe 1,2-1,5 m deep. She is practically level, with a slight tilt to starboard. The propeller shaft is buried and not visible at all, and the propeller itself is for 2/3 of its diameter stuck in sand. The rudder seems to be the major cause for concern, as it is off its vertical plan, at an angle of some 15º to the vertical axis.
The ship is on dry land during low tide. Being the tidal amplitude in the area of about 3 m, I assume it should be in water during high tide (not confirmed).
A salvage plan has not been presented by her owners yet. That plan has been demanded by local authorities, and the owners have 1 month to produce it, so it should be available before the end of this month.
During my visit I noticed the area was deserted. There were signs of an excavator having removed some sand off the sloping sand dune nearby, forming a half moon to the East were she could eventually turn
more easily during high tide, in case she could free herself (which I doubt very much).
In any case, and if I am allowed to speculate a bit, removing her should not be too difficult. It may require some substantial earth moving around her, to form a pool, and then the making of a small canal perpendicular to the shore line. She will need to be pulled away (pushing from the land side during high tide does not appear to be feasible) probably by 2 tugs using long cables (200 m minimum) and forming a 30º angle between them. A fulcral point on the sand behind the ship's stern (ideally planted to the S-SE) may be needed to help steering her from land and keeping her perpendicular to the shore line. I do not believe she can help during the manoeveur, so her engine should be kept off during the push.
Once freed, she can easily be towed to Aveiro, where there are shipyards at hand.
Breaking her on site is of course always an option, but if I had a saying in this decision, I would vote against it because of the potentially high environmental damage the work (and the associated traffic) would do to the area (a natural reserve park).