I would have thought someone from Maritime Matters would have posted something if, in fact, the Independence was beached. But as of this moment, nothing yet.
For the rest, see the June 8 2008 entry at http://www.maritimematters.com/shipnews.htmlquote:
June 8: Intense speculation regarding the whereabouts of a veteran US-built liner INDEPENDENCE swirls in shipping communities. The vessel, now called OCEANIC was towed from her berth at BAE Shipyard in San Francisco's China Basin on February 28 this year.