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« on: April 18, 2013, 02:41:09 pm »

The Berumda-flagged container ship "Norfolk Express" ran aground in the Weser estuaary around nine nautical miles NE of Jade Weser Port, between Wremen and Dorum, in the foremidday of Apr 18, 2013, at 9.30 a.m. after having got out of the fairway by yet unknonwn reasons at a speed of about 19 kn. The ship was aground with a third of its length and was stuck on a dam. No injuries of the crew of 29 and no pollution reported. The emergency tug "Nordic" proceeded at noon from Cuxhaven with 18 kn, also the tugs "Bugsier 6", "Elbe", "Geeste" and "Ems" attended, as well as the "Nordergründe" of the Weser shipping authority, the anti pollution vessel "Neuwerk" which left Wilhelmshaven around 10.45 a.m. and the police boat "Visura". The casualty command in Cuxhaven had the command of the salvage Operation since 10.45 a.m. The ship had left the Strom Quay in Bremerhaven at around 8.40 a.m. and was bound for Le Havre.
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