11NOV2019 - NEWS - Two bulk carriers including Panamax aground in Parana river

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Bulk carrier CL RIZHAO ran aground at 342 kilometer mark, Parana river below San Nicolas, Argentina, at 0215 UTC Nov 9, while sailing downstream partially loaded with 43615 tons of soy beans. Channel reported to be completely blocked. The ship’s next call is in Brazil to complete shipment, bound for Vietnam.

Bulk carrier THOMAS C ran aground in Parana river at 160 kilometer mark at 2020 UTC Nov 8, while proceeding upstream from Ponta Ubu Brazil to San Nicolas Argentina, so she’s probably partially loaded. As of 1200 UTC Nov 9 was still aground, tug at her side.
Nov 10 0600 UTC: Still aground, tug at her side.

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