Container Ship Runs Aground at Fremantle Port

Maritime Activity Reports, Inc.

February 28, 2015

Maersk Garonne (Image by Maersk Line)

Maersk Garonne (Image by Maersk Line)

 A ship that ran aground at Fremantle Port early Saturday has been refloated. The 62,000-tonne Denmark-registered container ship Maersk Garonne became stuck in soft sand about 500m off South Mole.

Jeanette Murray from Fremantle Ports said: “the Maersk Garonne was pulled free by tugs around 8.30am and will go to anchor in Gage Roads to be assessed by the Australian Maritime Safety Authority."
The Maersk Garonne would go to anchor in Gage Roads to be assessed by the Australian Maritime Safety Authority, Jeanette said.
Initial reports from the container ship indicated that there were no injuries or damage to the vessel, she said. Authorities would conduct a full investigation into the incident.
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