LPG tanker grounding on Western Scheldt

LPG tanker EPSILONGAS ran aground on Western Scheldt river while proceeding upstream to Antwerp at 0845 LT Mar 6 near buoy 81, Dutch-Belgian border. Tanker was refloated in about an hour, according to AIS track, and anchored near grounding site for survey. She resumed sailing at around 1140 LT, safely reached Antwerp and has been berthed. Engine failure said to be the cause of grounding, no information on damages. Photo of grounded EPSILOGAS from schuttevaer.nl

IMRRA, FleetMon’s official Vessel Risk Rating Partner, risk assessed this vessel as having a ‘amber’ risk rating, with a specific risk rating of 36% (06-MAR-18), compared to the fleet average 34.8%. New risk assessment reports can be purchased via FleetMon.
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