Bangladesh ship runs aground at Visakhapatnam port
3,000-tonne Bangladeshi cargo vessel MV Maa drifted from the anchorage point
and ran aground near Tenneti Park in Visakhapatnam early on October 13th.
which was empty and had come to Visakhapatnam Port to load some cargo, was
waiting near the anchorage point for the last couple of days for the berthing
Sea had been very rough over the last two
days and due to this the ship had lost its other anchor
As per the
initial findings by the Visakhapatnam Port Trust authorities, the ship had one
anchor and this was not informed to the port authorities. Due to the persisting
deep depression over the bay, the sea had been very rough over the last two
days and due to this the ship had lost its other anchor.
winds were very strong, the 80-metre-long ship carrying about 15 crew drifted
towards the shore and ran aground near Tenneti Park, located on the northern
edge of the port limits.
As per the
port authorities, the Protection and Indemnity authorities had been informed
and an initial damage assessment would be made. Based on this, it would be
decided whether the ship could be towed out or not.
ship can be towed out by two or three tugs, if the tide is high, master of the
learnt that the master of the ship is confident that the ship can be towed out
by two or three tugs, if the tide is high.
authorities have informed the police, the Coast Guard, the shipping agents for
the vessel and other authorities concerned for necessary action.
as the news spread, thousands of people rushed to the spot, braving inclement
weather, to see the ship and many were seen clicking pictures with cell phones
and professional digital cameras.