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Tanker dragged anchor, drifted dangerously close to shore, Malta

Mar 19, 2 tugs are responding, trying to stop the drift and prevent the ship’s grounding. Judging from the photo, the tanker is in load, she arrived at Malta’s outer anchorage on Mar 4 from Algeciras Spain. According to EQUASIS, she’s to be broken up, maybe she’s on her last voyage.

​ Tanker dragged anchor, drifted dangerously close to shore, Malta

Chemical Tanker CHEM P is currently located at WMED – West Mediterranean at position 35° 57′ 27.8″ N, 014° 26′ 55.8″ E as reported by MarineTraffic Terrestrial Automatic Identification System on 2022-03-19 21:18 UTC (2 minutes ago)
The vessel departed from ALGECIRAS, ES on 2022-02-18 22:20 LT (UTC +1) and is currently sailing at 0.6 knots with North direction heading to MARSAXLOKK, MT with reported Estimated Time of Arrival at 2022-03-04 08:00 LT (UTC +1) local time (15 days, 14 hours ago)
The wind in this area at that time blows from East direction at force 8 Beaufort.
CHEM P (IMO: 6806444) is a Chemical Tanker that was built in 1968 (54 years ago) and is sailing under the flag of St Kitts Nevis.
Its carrying capacity is 34930 t DWT and her current draught is reported to be 7 meters. Her length overall (LOA) is 202.03 meters and her width is 27.43 meters.

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Sources: Accidents by Mikhail Voytenko+ Marine Traffic

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