MSC mega container ship drifted aground

November 29, 2021 Maritime Safety News

Container ship MSC ALTAIR broke off her moorings at around 1400 Nov 24 at Prince Rupert Harbor, Canada, and drifted aground, in strong wind. The ship was refloated with assistance of several tugs, and taken back to berth, no damages reported. She left Prince Rupert at around 0000 UTC Nov 25, and as of 0230 UTC Nov 25 was under way, heading obviously, for outer anchorage in Chatham Sound, to wait out bad weather.

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