Car carrier SINCERITY ACE towed to Japan

Car carrier SINCERITY ACE ordeal seems to be over, at least its’ ocean-going part – understood the ship arrived at Shibushi Bay, southeast Kyushu, Japan, in the morning Jan 30, on tow of salvage tug KOYO MARU (IMO 9162148). What’s next, is not known yet. No photos, no updates except towage positions, since Jan 9.



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