Bulk carrier collided with embankment, breached, Shanghai
Bulk carrier ZHEN YUAN SHUN contacted embankment and catwalk of Tangqiao Ferry pier in Huangpu river at Pudong, Shanghai, at 1346 Beijing time Aug 5, while proceeding upstream with cargo of industrial sand. Embankment and ferry pier elements were damaged. Ship’s hull in starboard bow area below hawse pipe was slit. According to ship’s track, she was able to resume sailing.
10 containers lost, washed ashore on resort island beaches, Andaman sea
10 containers, some or all of them 40-foot ones, loaded with rubber wood, went overboard from container barge MCL PREMIER in Andaman sea off the coast of Satun Province, Thailand, early in the morning Aug 2 or during the night Aug 1-2. Barge was towed by tug MCL EXPRESS I (no data found) from Kantang, Trang Province, Thailand, to Penang, Malaysia. Caravan encountered heavy seas, resulting in the loss of 10 containers. All were located, with majority being washed ashore on Ko Bulon Le island beaches.
PIL container ship collided with fishing boat, NZ
Container ship KOTA LEMBAH collided with fishing boat early in the morning Jul 28 in Bay of Plenty, northern North Island, NZ, on Jul 28. Fishermen weren’t injured, though their boat or vessel was damaged. KOTA LEMBAH didn’t suffer any damages, but understood, was ordered to interrupt her voyage and call Auckland for investigation. She left Auckland on Aug 1, bound for Wellington NZ, ETA Aug 3.
110,000-ton LNG tanker aground, Rio de la Plata
LNG tanker HOEGH ESPERANZA ran aground in Rio de la Plata fairway approaching Buenos Aires at around 0100 UTC Jul 30. Tanker is en route from Corpus Christi, understood she’s in load. As of 1730 UTC was in the same position, tug at her side, CG boat on standby.
Refloated in the evening Jul 30, resumed moving towards port of destination Escobar LNG Plant. As of 0400 UTC Jul 31, she was moving through La Plata anchorage, probably to be anchored for inspection.
Bulk carrier with nickel ore aground, abandoned
Bulk carrier AMBITION JOURNEY suffered engine failure and drifted aground in shallow waters of Sulangan Island, Eastern Samar, Philippines, early in the morning Aug 2. The ship loaded with 49,550 tons of nickel ore is en route from Homonhon Island to China. Reportedly, all 21 Chinese crew were evacuated and taken to nearest town, all to be put under quarantine. No news on ship’s status, but unless she somehow developed list and is in danger of capsizing, abandonment looks kind of strange, and probably, premature.
Coaster fell victim to typhoon passing Taiwan Strait
General cargo ship SAM BO II was pushed on breakwater of Budai Port, Chiayi County, western Taiwan, in the afternoon Jul 5, while leaving port, failing to hold on against strong wind and swell brought by LUPIT typhoon. 9 crew were evacuated by mobile crane with basket, all are safe. Ship’s hull was breached, she sank alongside breakwater. The ship was connecting Budai, mainland Taiwan, with Penghu islands, Taiwan Strait, at the time of disaster she was loaded with 35 containers and other cargo.
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