Chinese freighter aground, Japan

General cargo ship XING YUAN 7 ran aground at around 0510 Tokyo time Dec 3, while approaching Hekinan port, Japan, eastern Honshu, on arrival from Katsunan Japan. She’s probably hard aground, considering the speed at the time of grounding, some 8 knots. Tug is spotted nearby as of 1200 Tokyo time.
General cargo ship XING YUAN 7, IMO 9163544, dwt 2100, built 1997, flag Togo, manager VINCENT SHIPPING LTD, HK.



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