Panamax aground along berth, Ukraine

Bulk carrier SHANDONG FU DE rested on bottom along berth at Chornomorsk Port, Ukraine, Black sea, after completing cargo operation of loading grain, in the evening Jun 17. Ship’s draft reached 12.4 meter, it’s exceeds by 20 centimeters max permissible draft. As of afternoon Jun 18, the ship remained in the same position. Tugs were deployed, authorities are expecting wind change, which will increase water level. Probably, it was decided to offload some cargo and reduce draft. The ship is bound for Amsterdam.
Bulk carrier SHANDONG FU DE, IMO 9734757, dwt 81779, built 2018, flag HK, manager SDTR MARINE PTE LTD. Singapore.



Hi! My name is Stepan Kotcherga, I’m Merchant Marine Navigation Officer, now a Second Officer working on dry cargo ships. My home is in Ukraine. I’m contributing maritime news and inside info.