Grounded Vessel Re-floated, Shipping Channel Re-opened
Thursday, January 17, 2008
The Savannah River was reopened with no restrictions after the Ever Radiant was safely re-floated and removed from the navigational channel.
The 965-foot container ship ran aground in the Bloody Point Range while departing the Port of Savannah. The vessel was safely re-floated and moved farther offshore to an anchorage area at approximately 1:15 p.m.
Two towing vessels were used to free the Ever Radiant from its grounding. The vessel has been ordered to remain at anchor until the problem causing the incident is identified and repaired.
The Coast Guard has received information indicating three deep draft vessels were delayed as a result of this incident.
The Coast Guard is investigating the cause of the incident.