VLOC hard aground, Indonesian waters Dec 19 Update

Dec 19: Salvage under way, in the process of lightering, salvors and owner fear structure strength could be compromised. Fuel tanks weren’t breached so far.
Dec 9: VLOC still aground, developed portside list and stern tilt, probably breached. No news on salvage yet. Ship’s AIS is off.
Dec 7: Capesize ore carrier ran aground in the morning Dec 7 with cargo of ore. Grounding said to be caused by strong current. As of 1730 UTC Dec 7 status unknown, believed to be still aground, hull breach mentioned as possible outcome. Bulk carrier developed portside list.

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