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Stranded Ship Set to Leave East Iceland Harbor

The transport vessel Alma, which is registered in Cyprus but run by the Icelandic company Nesskip, has been grounded in the harbor of Fáskrúðsfjörður, east Iceland, since early November. Now it is free to leave and the cargo is being transshipped.


A transport vessel. The photo is not related to the story. By Páll Stefánsson.

Alma was towed to Fáskrúðsfjörður after an accident where the vessel’s steering wheel fell off in the mouth of Hornafjörður, southeast Iceland, and was barred from leaving until the operator had provided collateral to cover the cost of rescue.

An agreement has now been reached on collateral and Alma’s sister ship, Green Lofoten, will progress with its cargo to St. Petersburg after the unshipping is completed today, managing director of Nesskip Garðar Jóhannsson told Morgunblaðið.

Alma will be sent to a shipyard to repair the steering wheel but it hasn’t been decided where that will be, Akureyri, Hafnarfjörður or overseas.

Click here to read more about the accident and the ship being grounded.


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