Boxship Runs Aground

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A container ship ran aground at Jazirat As Sawdah island coast, Khuriya Muriya islands, east of Salalah, Oman, on May 23, reports Maritime Bulletin.

What happened?

According to reports, hull was breached in engine room area, which was flooded. The ship issued distress signal, Royal Oman Air Force scrambled helicopter and evacuated all 12 crew.

Drifted in shallow waters

The ship she seems to be aground with both anchors dropped. Understood she anchored but coulnd’t hold on, and drifted in shallow waters. As of 0620 UTC May 24, no AIS during last 18 hours.

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Source: Maritime Bulletin

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