Dutch salvage report with photo of tugs refloating the "Sluisgracht" on May 18, 2010: http://www.hln.be/hln/nl/960/Buitenland/article/detail/1107025/2010/05/18/Gestrand-vrachtschip-Cadzand-weer-vlot-getrokken.dhtml
The "Sluisgracht" was refloated by the tugs "Union Emerald", "Union Topaz" and "Multratug 10" at 4 p.m. May 18, and subsequently towed to Antwerp.
The "Sluisgracht" ran aground on the Carolus bank, 5 miles northwest of Cadzand, in the morning of May 18, 2010, at 8.45. The ship was carrying a cargo of 18600 tons clay from China and was underway to Antwerp when it suffered machine damage in the Westerscheldt approach. In the midday hours a salvage attempt was to be started. A tug was underway as well as a rescue boat from Cadzand and the Coast Guard vessel "Barend Biesheuvel".Upload News