Terms & Glossaries of Shipping and Trading


Said of a vessel resting on or touching the ground or bottom of a waterway.

What is Aground?

Ship grounding or ship stranding is the impact of a ship on seabed or waterway side. It may be intentional, as in beaching to land crew or cargo, and careening, for maintenance or repair, or unintentional, as in a marine accident. In accidental cases, it is commonly referred to as "running aground"