Freighter adrift off Dutch coast

The freighter Ocean Victory is currently adrift around just off the Dutch beach resort of Zandvoort.

Ocean Victory vessel

Ocean Victory – Photo © Hans Fairhurst –

According to Dutch media the vessel hit a buoy leaving the port of IJmuiden on Sunday evening.

The incident left the buoy chain entangled with the propeller shaft leaving the vessel adrift.

The cargo ship is being kept in place by her own anchors and Dutch tugs.

Ocean Victory is expected to be towed back into port later today.

You can watch the recovery operation live here on

The image below shows the vessel track following the accident.

Ocean Victory tracking screenshot

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