Panamax bulk carrier Glory Amsterdam (IMO 9287182), which ran aground in the North Sea near Germany on October 29, has been refloated.
CCME Germany said that Smit Salvage managed to refloat the vessel off Langeoog at 07:15 on November 2nd, after 16,000 tons of ballast water had been drained. The dropped anchors from the bulkcarrier were cut off.
Tugs Fairmount Summit and Union Manta pulled the ship back to deep water, where tugs Jade, Bugsier 11 and Multratug 4 were able to connect to the ship so that she could be towed to Wilhelmshaven for surveys, scheduled arrival yesterday afternoon. A team on board during the refloating operation did not detect any structural damage or pollution during the salvage operation. The 22 crew remained on the vessel throughout.
2006-built, Panama-flagged, 40,017 gt Glory Amsterdam is owned by Glory Amsterdam Ltd care of manager Glory Ships S Pte of Singapore. It is entered with London P&I Club on behalf of Glory Amsterdam Ltd