|Deneb capsized (Photo Courtesy of fotodesbarcos.org)|
Two crewmembers including the captain were slightly injured when the "Deneb" on June 11, 2011, suddenly heeled to starboard in Algerias.
At 3:30 loading operations were stopped by MAL and SG Portainer because of stability problems.
Short time later the ship began to list toward the quay at 1.55 p.m. Oil booms were laid out around the vessel, and 2 tugs were pushing from the seaward port side prevent further increase of list. The ship sank to the bottom with its foreship meanwhile, and the list further increased. The salvage tug "Rotterdam" arrived from Rotterdam. The "Deneb" had on board 116 tons of diesel fuel and 26 tons bunker fuel. Cargo operator Maersk announces there was no dangerous cargo on board.
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