The 75 meter long, 2386 dwt cargo vessel Islay Trader ran aground near Margate Harbour, Kent, England. The Islay Trader loaded with a cargo of broken glass had dragged its anchor during the early morning hours. The cargo vessel drifted ashore ended up just 30 meters off the shoreline. No reports of injuries to the 6 crew on board.
Authorities were alerted who arrived on scene a short time later. An inspection found the vessel’s hull was undamaged and no fuel was released. The owners of the Islay Trader coordinated with the Dover Coastguard to salvage the vessel. A tug arrived on scene and was able to refloat the Islay Trader on the rising tide. The Islay Trader proceeded on its voyage to Antwerp.