Another drug found on Hamburg Süd-vessel
On Dec 5, 2016, 225 kilos of cocaine were found on board of the "Cap San Lorenzo" which had been berthed at the Tecon Container Terminal in Santos, Brazil, since Dec 3. The cocaine was hidden in a container loaded with chocolate sweets, which was bound for Rotterdam. As in the case of the "Cap San Artemissio" of the Hamburg-Süd, aboard which on Nov 26 more than 230 kilos of cocaine were found in a container, no one was arrested. The police did not know how the drugs gót into the container. The ship was detained for investigations.
German owned container ship grounded off Zeebrugge
Enroute from Antwerp to Le Havre the "Cap San Lorenzo" ran aground on Apr 23, 2015, seven kilometers off the coast of Zeebrugge in position 51 24N 003 09E with a crew of 29 on board. The ship had sailed from the DP World Terminal in the Deurganck Dock at 2.30 a.m. destined for South America. At 7.30 a.m. the ship got stuck on a sand bar near Scheur between the buoys 6 and 8., just outside the main fairway to Zeebrugge. A first salvage attempt failed due to the low tide and fog. The next attempt started at 3.30 p.m., coordinated by the Maritiem Reddings- en Coördinatiecentrum (MRCC). Around 4 p.m. five tugs of the Antwerp based URS and Smit Salvage were able to pull the ship off. It was then taken to an achorage area off Ostend for an inspections by divers before being permitted to berth in Zeebrugge. Dutch reports with photos: http://www.nieuwsblad.be/cnt/dmf20150423_01644928 http://www.gva.be/cnt/dmf20150423_01645086/vijf-sleepboten-depanneren-gestrand-containerschip
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