Bulk carrier refloated after grounding near Virginia Beach

The US Coast Guard refloated the 958-foot bulk carrier ‘JSW Salem’, after it ran aground about 2.5 miles east of Virginia Beach, Thursday morning. The refloating became feasible with the rising tide and the RB-M crew escorted the ship to an anchorage about 1 mile off Virginia Beach.

Crew members aboard the JSW Salem contacted US Coast Guard Sector Hampton Roads watchstanders in Portsmouth after the ship ran aground near Cape Henry Buoy #4. The ship’s crew reported there were 120,000 metric tons...


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