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Ultra-large container vessel pulled free on the Elbe

The 19,000 teu giant container vessel that had run aground in the middle of the entry to the Port of Hamburg has been pulled free Tuesday morning. No spills of any kind have been reported.

Photo: Seanews.com

No less than 12 tugs were needed in order to pull the nearly 400 meter long and 19,000 teu big vessel China Shipping Lines, CSCL Indian Ocean free on Tuesday morning with the help of a tidal wave, according to several media.

The ship is reportedly berthed in the Port of Hamburg now where it is being inspected for hull damages.

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