Sunrise grounded

One of the ships that ran aground

A SHIP that went aground off the Valencia coast in September has been impounded. The Panama-registered vessel “Sunrise” ran ashore in front of the El Saler beach during a storm last September, where it remained for days as tugs struggled to shift it. 

The owners have already paid €423,000 to cover a €130,000 fine and the cost of replenishing sand displaced by both the “Sunrise” and the “Celia,” which ran aground at the same time.  The Maritime Court in Cartagena has now ordered the “Sunrise” to remain in Valencia port until the €400,000 cost of moving the ship has been paid.

The “Celia,” which was able to move without assistance, was allowed to leave Valencia and has now sailed to Cadiz for refitting.

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