Greek bulker driven aground as cyclone batters northern Australia

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A Greek-owned supramax bulker “Anikitos” was driven aground after devastating winds and torrential rain pounded north Australia.

Cyclone Megan slammed the region on Monday, roughly 400 miles east of Darwin, with gusts gusting to 105 mph. According to the Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA), the Greek-flagged vessel was beside the Alyangula dock when the cyclone struck.

“The owners and insurers of the vessel are corresponding with tug providers to arrange tugs to assist the vessel with shifting from its current location alongside the wharf to a safe anchorage,” an AMSA spokesperson said.

Source: Tradewindsnews

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