Pan Ocean’s bulk carrier aground in Persian Gulf

Sep 17 Update: As of 0730 UTC bulk carrier reported still aground, with 6 tugs and pilot boat at her side and nearby. No other information yet.
Bulk carrier PAN CROCUS ran aground in Persian Gulf while approaching port of destination Mesaieed, Qatar, early in the morning Sep 17, under unclear circumstances. Four port tugs were at her side at 0600 UTC Sep 17, apparently in refloating attempts. No information on damages yet. On a photo under previous name.
Bulk carrier PAN CROCUS, IMO 9441881, dwt 57269, built 2009, flag Panama, manager PAN OCEAN CO LTD, Seoul.



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