Panamax hull breached, water ingress, San Lorenzo

Bulk carrier MAJESTIC SKY suffered hull breach in bow area during, reportedly, anchorage maneuvering, after unmooring off COFCO terminal, San Lorenzo, Argentina, Parana river, in the morning Sep 24. the ship has just completed loading of 42,000 tons of soy meal and was about to set sail for Las Palmas. Forepeak ballast tank was breached in ensuing water ingress. Not yet clear if the ship was breached as a result of contact during unmooring, or somehow, managed to breach underwater hull when anchoring, probably because of low water. As of 1300 UTC Sep 24, she was still at anchor, in front of San Lorenzo.
Bulk carrier MAJESTIC SKY, IMO 9582520, dwt 81949, built 2014, flag Singapore, manager DIAMOND BULK CARRIERS PTE LTD, Singapore.

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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.