Raba is now ready to be pulled free
The 81-meter long freight ship Raba, that went aground last Monday outside a port in Faxe Ladeplads, is nearly ready to be pulled free from the seabed. The dredging boat HenrietteSand spent the weekend unloading Raba from some of its weight and the tugboat Obelix is now near the aground ship.
Last Monday, Raba was loaded with lime, which was to be shipped to Aabenraa, in the port of Faxe ladeplads. Shortly after having left the port, the ship threw anchor because the ship hit ground and due to bad weather in the area, according to the captain.
Due to the bad weather conditions in the area, the rescue operation did not begin before the weekend. The tugboat Obelix arrived at Faxe Ladeplads on Saturday, and towards the end of the day on Saturday, Henriette Sand, which had sailed from Hundested, arrived at the scene.
The dredging vessel spent the entire Sunday unloading Raba of lime, which was placed in the port. The dredging vessel is now waiting to be pulled free from seabed, and from there it will be tugged to Faxe Ladeplads where it will be examined for damages.