Chemical M/T Eberhard, in ballast, ex-Antwerp for Brunsbuttel,
suffered engine blackout after which the vessel tried to anchor --
but vessel ran on sandbank in the Bocht van Walsoorden near Paal
at about 1330, local time, Feb 5 and got stuck on bank.
After several hours tugs M/T Union 9 and M/T Schelde 12
managed to refloat vessel at 1500 LT.
Crew of tanker solved engine problems and
vessel sailed under its own power down river
under escort of tug M/V Multratug 12.
The vessel was bound for Brunsbuttel
where there will be inspection of her bottom.