Crew taken off listing 4,400-TEU MSC Matilde at Liverpool dock
THE 4,400-TEU MSC Matilde was listing outside Gladstone Dock in Liverpool on the River Mersey during the night, was since put back on an even keel
THE 4,400-TEU MSC Matilde was listing outside Gladstone Dock in Liverpool on the River Mersey during the night, was since put back on an even keel.
Peel Ports said a controlled and safe evacuation of the vessel had taken place and it was stabilised.
The Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) said assessments had been taking place to ensure it was safe to sail.
A container ship crew were forced to abandon ship after it started tilting during the night.
The MSC Matilde ran into trouble in the early hours of Friday morning.
The coastguard sent lifeboats, tugs and a pollution response vessel out to the scene after being contacted by Peel Ports who operate the dock.
The crew from the 20-year-old ship, which sails under the Panama flag, reportedly abandoned the vessel, but later returned to the ship once the vessel was righted.
HM Coastguard was contacted by Peel Ports at around 2.25am today to report that a container vessel was listing just outside Gladstone Dock on the River Mersey.