Published: 18-07-2017 photo #33161 1 comments 0 votes
SAGA SAPPHIRE AGROUND AT ARENDAL, GOTHENBURG, SWEDEN
I went out to Arendal this evening 18 July 2017, to photograph the departure to Kalundborg, Denmark, of Saga Sapphire. She had hardly left the quay when she stopped, and we heard the captain speaking on the ship’s public address system. He announced that they had run aground. Presumably they tried shifting ballast and attempting to run the bow thruster and main engines, but by the time I left half an hour later she was still stuck. Perhaps they had to call for a tug from Nya Varvet, several miles away!