May 30, 2024
MARITIME ACCIDENT: Barge broke free, beached in Sri Lanka
– By Godswill Odiong

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By Our Correspondent
A Barge towed by tug AVADH on July 7, 2023, broke free and grounded on the beach of the southern coast of Mannar Island, northwest Sri Lanka, Gulf of Mannar, according to FleetMon.

It stated: “Barge towed by tug AVADH on Jul 7 broke free and grounded on the beach of the southern coast of Mannar island, northwest Sri Lanka, Gulf of Mannar.

“Barge was to be towed to Tutikorin, India, from Maldives, but judging from the track, tug went NUC on Jul 4 or earlier, and drifted with the barge to Mannar Island. Tug’s AIS is on, understood she’s trying to refloat barge.”

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