Container ship APL CHARLESTON ran aground at around 1100 UTC Mar 26 shortly after leaving Hazira, Surat, west India, actually in Hazira anchorage area. According to AIS, giant ship was refloated in some two and a half hours with tugs assistance, and probably brought to anchor at Hazira Anchorage. No information yet on damages. APL CHARLESTON is bound for Mundra. At 1520 UTC the ship was in anchorage area, status unclear.
Container ship APL CHARLESTON, IMO 9597551, dwt 115026, capacity 9200, built 2013, flag Singapore, manager NEPTUNE SHIPMANAGEMENT SERVICE.
Information provided by Capt Rabinder Singh, Master Mariner, Marine Surveyor and Consultant, Singapore. http://www.sukhpalmaritime.com/