Due to bad weather conditions (Rain/strong winds) at Santos port, Saturday (15/02) afternoon M/V “FuTong” was approaching anchorage Nº 02 for normal procedures of cargo holds inspection when she was taken by strong winds/ swell and a ground near Santos Beach. According to Master, vessel suffered with engine problems.
Local port authorities were informed of such incident and 02 (two) tug boat(s) were immediately ordered and rushed to the scene and safely ensured vessel’s route back to anchorage.
Fortunately vessel was quickly set afloat and apparently not damaged.
The Captain and responsible agents are being notified by Port Authorities.