China Shipping Container Lines’ 187,541gt/2015 built CSCL Indian Ocean went hard aground on Germany’s river Elbe on the night of 3rd February. Initial reports said the incident was caused by an apparent mechanical failure. Refloating on a high tide the next day was hoped for but she remained there a while longer. The Hong Kong-flagged ultra large container vessel measures 399.6m long by 58.6m wide. She is one of 5 CSCL ships with the capacity to carry 19,100 TEUs. The incident caused a minor impact on shipping traffic on the river.
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