Container ship Mumbai Maersk runs aground in the North Sea

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Container ship Mumbai Maersk (IMO: 9780471) ran aground off the German island of Wangerooge in the North Sea around 11 PM on Feb 2.

  Mumbai Maersk AIS Position

AIS Snapshot of the Mumbai Maersk in the North Sea

The 20,000 TEU Denmark-flagged ship was on its way to the north-western German port city of Bremerhaven, after setting sail from Rotterdam when it ran aground.

At least 5 tugs and salvors teams were responding to the scene of the accident, but reportedly, a first attempt to tow the 400-meter vessel back into deep waters have been unsuccessful. As of the morning of Feb 3, the ship was still aground.