MSC vessel aground for days in Lagos
A 1,800 Mediterranean Shipping Co. containership ship has been stuck in a channel near Lagos for a week, Containerization International reported Wednesday.
The MSC Rhone ran aground in a channel leading to a container terminal at Tin Can Island. The vessel is stranded with 419 containers to be discharged. Reports suggest the vessel left the 11.5-meter channel and stuck fast in 8.5 meters of water. Poor pilotage is blamed for the incident, while authorities may have to barge containers off the vessel to lighten the load enough to dislodge it. Three attempts to refloat the vessel have been unsuccessful, the report said.