22.04.2020 - REEFER "LA MANCHE" RAN AGROUND IN ANTARCTIC
Reefer LA MANCHE ran aground at around 1500 UTC Apr 22 in Maxwell Bay, King George Island, Drake Passage, Antarctica, while performing personnel boarding, understood related to Uruguayan Artigas Base, and being at that time some 2 cables off coast. According to track, as of 1400 UTC Apr 24 reefer is still aground in Chilean zone of responsibility, Chile already dispatched SAR ship AFT LAUTARO (IMO 7325538) to assist. No hull breach, water ingress reported, so far.
Reefer LA MANCHE, IMO 8226739, GT 13477, built 1983, flag Vanuatu, manager TECHNOTEAMMARINE LLC, Russia (owner AKER BIOMARINE ANTARCTIC AS Norway according to Ru Register).