Cargo ship ran aground on Formentera beach, Balearic islands

June 23, 2021 Maritime Safety News

General cargo ship RIVER THAMES ran aground on a beach Playa Migiom, southern coast of Formentera, Balearic islands, Spain, at around 0200 UTC Jun 8, while en route from Avero Portugal to Alexandria Egypt with cargo of pulp. Captain didn’t report accident to maritime authorities, they instead, were alerted by bystanders, and sent a SAR boat. Captain of the ship said RIVER THAMES was at anchor, but definitely it wasn’t the case. According to local sources, the ship managed to come off sand bank by own means, but according to AIS track, it’s not the case.

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