Oct 16 evening Update: Tanker was refloated some 6 hours after grounding with the help of another vessel, she’s to undergo hull survey by divers. Tanker is loaded with petrol fuel, no leak reported so far.
Maldivian media outlet AVAS Online reported tanker GURAAB stranding on a reef in Lhaviyani Atoll, Maldives, while en route to Male, at around 0615 LT Oct 16. AVAS said tanker capsized, which is rather doubtful, most probably tanker ran on reef and developed list, maybe caused by low water. No leak reported, 12 crew understood to be safe.
On a photo from AVAS tanker GURAAB.
Product tanker GURAAB, IMO 8221961, dwt 1907, built 1983, flag Maldives, owner State Trading Organization (STO).