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Web Alert: Grounded bulker in the Martín García channel

19 July 2019

A laden handy size bulker is reported as grounded since Tuesday in the Martín García channel, located between Uruguay and Argentina in the northern part of the Rio de la Plata estuary. The vessel is partially obstructing the main access channel to Uruguay's second largest port, Nueva Palmira, as well as to the Rio Uruguay. Efforts to refloat the vessel have been hampered by local weather conditions.

Members in the area are advised to contact their agents for the attest updates and traffic measures in place regarding the obstruction.

The Strike Club’s dedicated risk map will continue to be updated with information on the risk environment as it develops.