Maersk’s mega-ship, the Mumbai Maersk, which grounded near the German island of Wangerooge in the North Sea on 2 February, was successfully re-floated in the early hours of Friday 4 Feb on the high spring tide.
The 20,500 teu ship was seen at the mouth of the the river on vesselsvalue.com’s AIS heading for Bremerhaven at a speed of 8kn, as of 11am on 4 February.
Meanwhile, Maersk posted this update on February 4th:
“We are pleased to confirm that the vessel Mumbai Maersk, which ran aground outside Bremerhaven, Germany on 2 February, is safely afloat. The vessel was re-floated on 4 February at 1:30am CET. The operation was conducted in close cooperation with salvage company Smit and the German Havarikommando. The vessel is at a safe position for further hull and machinery assessment before it is expected to continue its voyage. Furthermore, an internal investigation into the cause of the grounding will be taking place.”