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Ship runs aground in Turks & Caicos Islands

Ship runs aground in Turks & Caicos Islands

A 700-ton (635 metric ton) cargo ship has been grounded on a beach in the Turks and Caicos Islands.
A Monday statement from the British territory's government says that the Mega One Triton ship ran aground near the port of Grand Turk, the capital island of the tiny dependency off the southeast Bahamas.
Authorities say the St. Vincent-flagged ship has just 50 gallons (189 liters) of fuel onboard and roughly 40 gallons (151 liters) of motor oil. There was no sign that the ship had leaked any fuel or oil.
Port Authority Director Terry Smith says plans are in place to assess the ship and then move it once choppy seas from Hurricane Sandy subside.
Deputy Chief Maritime Officer Carey Skippings says rough waters may continue through the week.


Updated : 2021-04-11 10:24 GMT+08:00