Container ship grounding, HK

Post-Panamax container ship ran aground in the morning Apr 21, while en route from Hong Kong to Singapore. The ship was refloated about an hour later with the help of tug or tugs, and taken to anchorage in Hong Kong waters, for inspection. Engine failure said to be the cause of grounding. No information on damages yet.

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