Deficiencies rectified in BBC Lagos

Several serious deficiencies found on general cargo ship BBC Lagos (IMO 9570668) after she ran aground off Helsingborg, Sweden have been rectified and the ship was allowed to leave Skåne harbour on August 7th at 20:50 local time.

The Swedish Transport Agency said that the safety culture on board was inadequate. The automatic alarm was turned off and safety systems had been adjusted. The Russian master of the vessel was arrested on suspicion of negligence and of having alcohol in his blood in excess of the level permitted.

The vessel was on its way from Klaipeda to Las Palmas with a cargo of 5,000 tonnes of wheat when it grounded. BBC Lagos is now being expected to arrive at Las Palmas on August 18th.She ran aground at Råå, south of Helsingborg at the Swedish Øresund coast, on the evening of August 3rd.

Shortly after 23:00 local time that day the Maritime and Air Rescue Centre noted that the ship was sailing on a wrong course and repeatedly called it over the radio. A pilot boat tried to get in touch with the vessel, but they got no response. At 23:30 the vessel ran aground.

2012-built, Antigua & Barbuda-flagged, 7,138 gt BBC Lagos is owned by Flinter Tide NV care of Duo Ship BV of Farmsum, Netherlands. It is entered with Hanseatic.