Mumbai Maersk Container Ship Refloated

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.”

Information sourced from here and here.