Bulk carrier aground, refloated, Gulf of Guinea

May 15 Update: Was refloated at around 0100 UTC May 15 with the help of tug, reached port escorted or under tow, berthed at around 0300 UTC.

May 14: Bulk carrier ran aground at around 1500 UTC May 14 in approaches fairway, while approaching port in Gulf of Guinea.

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