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Shen Neng 1 refloated

Brisbane: The Chinese bulker, Shen Neng 1, stricken on the Great Barrier Reef has been refloated. The bulker, which grounded on April 3, was refloated by salvors on April 12 evening. The vessel has since been moved around 35nm. The Shen Neng 1 will today undergo initial inspection after being towed to a safe anchorage around five nautical miles north east of Great Keppel Island. "The vessel is now safe at anchor and the salvors have indicated they can begin initial inspections today," said Patrick Quirk, general manager of Queensland Maritime Safety. "We need a full condition report from the divers so we can then make an assessment of the options for the ship's future movement," Mr Quirk said. [13/04/10]

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