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Dutch freighter sailed straight onto Bornholm coast, Baltic sea

General cargo ship BEAUMAIDEN with a cargo of fertilizers ran aground some 300 meters off the western coast of Bornholm Island, Denmark, Baltic sea, at around 0100 UTC Oct 18, while en route from Antwerp to Estonia. From the looks of a track, the ship sailed straight towards the coast, she didn’t change the course when she should, most likely because the bridge watch fell asleep, it doesn’t look like there was some kind of mechanical failure taking the ship out of control. No breaches reported, no-spill. Refloating attempts are underway.

General Cargo BEAUMAIDEN is currently located at BALTIC – Baltic Sea at position 55° 8′ 53.124″ N, 14° 41′ 49.236″ E as reported by MarineTraffic Terrestrial Automatic Identification System on 2021-10-18 21:16 UTC (7 minutes ago) Marine Traffic reported
Added: The wind in this area at that time blows from the Southeast direction at force 3 Beaufort.
heading to TALLINN OLD CITY, EE with reported Estimated Time of Arrival at 2021-10-19 22:00 LT (UTC +2) local time (in 22 hours, 35 minutes )
BEAUMAIDEN (IMO: 9401257) is a General Cargo that was built in 2008 (13 years ago) and is sailing under the flag of the Netherlands.
Its carrying capacity is 3800 t DWT and her current draught is reported to be 5.5 meters. Her length overall (LOA) is 88.6 meters and her width is 12.8 meters.

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