Cargo Ship Runs Aground Off Dublin's Coast

By MarEx 2013-08-20 15:03:00

A cargo ship ran aground on a sandbank off Ireland’s coast, near Dublin, on Tuesday morning.

The MV Cielo di San Francisco was heading to Dublin transporting containers of animal feed when it hit the sandbank between the Kish Bank and Bray at about 9.30am. The Kish Bank is about 11 kilometers off the coast, according to the Irish Times.

There were 21 crewmembers onboard at the time of the grounding; no injuries have been reported.

The Irish Coast Guard sent a helicopter to examine the scene, but it is not believed any damage was done to the Liberian-flagged ship.

A tow is being arranged for the ship. Alternatively, an attempt will be made to float the ship at high tide.

Ireland’s Marine Casualty Investigation Board confirmed that they are hoping to carry out an investigation as soon as possible.

The MV Cielo di San Francisco is a bulk carrier built in 2011 and owned by d'Amico Dry Limited, Ireland.