The container ship Hanjin Aqua (4,500-TEU) ran aground off Sangiang Island in Indonesia’s Banten, Sunda Strait.
The ship with 2303 containers on board is en route from Adelaide Australia to Jakarta, including hazardous cargo class A.
Vessel (249m length overall and beam of 37m) has a portside list 3 degrees, grounded by bow part, hull is understood to be breached, details unclear. Indonesia patrol ships are on grounding site, crew remaining on board, as there is no danger of sinking.
Local reports say that though the hull has breached, there is no danger of the ship sinking. The local coastguard is on the scene assessing the situation.
“There is no reported casualties or marine pollution and the cause of the accident is currently under investigation,” the spokesperson said.
To what extent the grounding of the Hanjin Aqua will impact the operation of the AUS loop is still unknown.
The vessel was built in 2012 by Hyundai Samho Heavy Industries in their shipyard in Samho, South Korea and operated by South Korean Hanjin Shipping.
Efforts to Self-Float Hanjin Aqua Unsuccessful
Attempts of the South Korean shipping company Hanjin Shipping to refloat containership Hanjin Aqua that ran aground off Sangiang Island, Indonesia on December 4 have proved to be unsuccessful, according to an update from the ship’s owner.
Namely, last week the vessel’s owners tried self-floating with the ship’s own engine and tug boats, but it could not be pulled out.
As these efforts failed, Hanjin Shipping is now arranging for the salvage of the vessel via salvage companies.
The Panamanian-flagged containership Hanjin Aqua ran aground onto the rocky shallows while sailing to Jakarta from Port Adelaide, at Sunda Strait. The ship is reported to be carrying 2,303 TEU of cargo including hazardous waste.
MV Hanjin Aqua sustained damage to its hull and breaching some of its ballast compartments that started taking in water causing the ship to develop a list. However, the ship is not in danger of sinking.
The container ship has been replaced by a substitute vessel on the service, which has been normalized.
The 2012-built container ship features 62,448 in DWT and is 249 meters long.
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