MAERSK container ship anchor fouled, can’t shelter from storm, Cape Town

JPO LIBRA

All ships anchored at Cape Town anchorage were advised to shelter from oncoming storm, or to sail further off to sea, to wait storm out, on Jul 12-13. Container ship JPO LIBRA failed to heave up anchor on Jul 13, because anchor got fouled in other chain. The ship is holding on against wind and waves, anchor reportedly, doesn’t drag, ship isn’t drifting, so there’s no immediate danger of accident. Anchor can’t be disentangled until weather improves. As of 1400 UTC Jul 13, the ship remained in...

https://www.fleetmon.com/maritime-news/2020/30241/maersk-container-ship-anchor-fouled-cant-shelter-s/

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