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SHIP NAME: Siteam Aniara KEY: NUM. ENTRIES: 3
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CHARLESTON, S.C. – The Coast Guard and other local agencies are searching for a ship’s missing anchor in the Cooper River Saturday morning.

The Siteam Aniara, a 584-foot Liberian-flagged tank vessel, lost propulsion in the Cooper River just north of the Ravenel Bridge. The vessel dropped its port anchor; however, it separated from the vessel and remains in the Cooper River between Drum Island Reach and Wando Lower Reach. The exact position and depth of the anchor is unknown.

Siteam Aniara has been secured and the Coast Guard Captain of the Port of Charleston has established a safety zone for the Cooper and Wando River from the Ravenel Bridge to the Don Holt Bridge. Vessels with a draft of more than 20-feet are prohibited from entering the safety zone without the permission of the captain of the port.

The Coast Guard is investigating the cause of the incident.


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On 16 February 2008 the M/V Siteam Aniara lost power while transiting outbound on the Cooper River in Charleston, SC at approximately 0420 at Position 32'48.3" N, 079'54.9" W. At approximately 0425 the vessel dropped it's port anchor. At approximately 0430 the port anchor and chain released from the vessel after shearing the endlink. Tugs were called and vessel was brought under control and moored at Columbus Street Terminal. Vessel's emergency generator started properly and in the required time restoring emergency power to the vessel.


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Sounds like ship still had way on, when the anchor took hold. The anchor was later recovered. Ship was subsequently scrapped, so there might have been major damage. Will be interesting to see if USCG really investigates the casualty. We don't have code for lost anchor.