Coast Guard investigating vessel grounding on Savannah River

7th Coast Guard District NewsSAVANNAH, Ga – The Coast Guard is investigating the grounding of an 859-foot container ship on the Savannah River, Wednesday.

Savannah Pilots reported the UASC Khor Fakkan, an 859-foot container ship, had run aground near Elba Island during inbound transit up the Savannah River at approximately 4 a.m., Wednesday.

Coast Guard Sector Charleston established a safety zone with a rescue boat crew from Coast Guard Station Tybee Island, Ga., until the vessel was refloated at approximately 6:40 a.m.

Three tug boats were dispatched to the scene and recovered the UASC Khor Fakkan. The motor vessel was escorted under its own power to the Garden City Terminal.

There are no reports of damage or pollution.

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  1. Cecilia says:

    A grounding on the Savannah River on Feb. 8 and another one today…Feb. 25, yet very little info has been given to the public on either. How could these groundings happen with all of the technology in use on ships and why isn’t the information made public?