Bulker Runs Aground After Engine Failure


A bulk carrier ran aground on Rasfaree reef in the Kaafu Atoll, the Maldives after experiencing engine failure, reports Splash 247.

Re-float operation

The Maldives National Defence Force (MNDF) is working with local authorities and the owner to re-float the 2008-built bulker.

MNDF said that two tugs have been hired to work on refloating the vessel. 

No Injury or pollution

The Panama-flagged ship was travelling from India to South Africa with 19 Philippine crewmembers, all of whom are safe with no injuries reported.

There are currently no reports of vessel damage or pollution risks.

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Source: Splash 247


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