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MSC Poesia Aground near Freeport, Bahamas

The Cruise Liner MSC Poesia has run aground at Port Lucaya near Freeport Bahamas.

Thanks to Capt. d'Von Archer for alerting us to this using the spotted function of Ship Finder Free

Screenshot here

 

Photo by Patrick Kenealy of MSC Poesia leaving Venice, Italy

 

You can see currently 4 tugs on the way to help on the Ship Finder apps and the shipfinder.co vessel tracking website

http://shipfinder.co/?bounds=26.336947,-79.094378,26.717233,-78.242938

 

Looks like a big day too

http://www.thebahamasweekly.com/publish/grand-bahama-bahamas/Hundre...

Hopefully passengers holidays won't be ruined.

MSC Poesia

Current location - http://shipfinder.co/ship/355931000

MMSI: 255931000

IMO: 9387073

 

 

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Comment by Mark Daniels on January 7, 2012 at 18:05

Thanks again to Capt. d'Von Archer who has also now taken some photos of the MSC Poesia on the reef!

Doesn't look like the weather was a factor!!!

More photos too...

http://my.pinkfroot.com/photo/msc-poesia-on-reef-in-grand-bahama

http://my.pinkfroot.com/photo/msc-poesia-aground-in-freeport-bahamas

Comment by John McLeish on January 7, 2012 at 18:19

Captain Archer,

any more update? I see that tugs Svitzer Grand and Chub are still on station with two others leaving the incident.

 John

Comment by Capt. d'Von Archer on January 8, 2012 at 3:59
Yes, they waited for tide to get high at 1800 she was pulled off with 4 tugs and a 5th tug standing by. At 2000hrs she was free and continued on her journey at 19.5 kts to little Salvador. So I assume minimal damage, if any! (with that speed!)
Comment by Mark Daniels on January 8, 2012 at 9:11

Thanks again to Capt. d'Von Archer for keeping us up to date on the progress.

You can see the MSC Poesia leaving the reef with help from the tugs here...

http://shipfinder.co/ship/355931000/time/2012-01-08T00:30:00%20UTC

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