Bulk carrier disabled while leaving Tauranga NZ

Bulk carrier FUNING loaded with timber, went out of control after losing power at around 1245 UTC Jul 5, while leaving Tauranga, New Zealand, with pilot on board. The ship was anchored in Tauranga Channel waters with assistance of two tugs. Some 6 hours later, she was relocated to deep water outer anchorage, and anchored at around 2230 UTC. As of 0700 UTC Jul 6, she was still at anchor, she’s to undergo divers inspection, because she is thought to contact buoy by rudder/propeller during mishap.
Bulk carrier FUNING, IMO 9690913, dwt 39784, built 2015, flag Singapore, manager CHINA NAVIGATION CO PTE LTD.



My name is Nikolay Torkin, I’m Merchant Marine Master, presently in command of feeder container ship trading in South East Asia. My family lives in Prague, Czech Republic. Mikhail provides me with daily accidents reports, I send him information with regards to accidents and container ships.