I’ll start with the pictures here: All those in Holland probably have heard of the Chinese freighter which drifted ashore last Friday.
This Saturday, I went to the ‘Slufter’, which is at the very edge of the Maasvlakte, and saw the thing through my lens. It’s big, it’s bulky and old.
Zhen Hua 10, owned by Shanghai-based Crane manufacturing company ZPMC was heading for Rotterdam, when the storm made the boat drift about 9 kilometers in less than 2 hours.
Salvage-company Smit has been busy pulling it afloat Sunday, and will attempt to do so again after they failed twice yesterday this afternoon.
Edit: Apparently, Sunday has been a little bit more crowded.
Edit2: Tuesday, Smit has succeeded in towing the ship free from the mud. It is currently waiting for the wind to decrease in strength for it to head for Rotterdam port, to unload its cargo.