Containership Broke Into Two!


Container ship Shahraz and bulk carrier Samudra Sakti I ran aground in Singapore Strait south of St John Island at around 1900 UTC May 10, writes Mikhail Voytenko for Maritime Bulletin.

As of 0700 UTC May 11, both ships remain in the same positions with similar coordinates.

Shahraz is en route from Port Klang to Yangshan China and Samudra Sakti I is en route from Belawan to Bayah, southwest Java.

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Incident update

  • Samudra Sakti I was refloated at around 1600 UTC May 11, taken to nearby Batam Anchorage and anchored.
  • Shahraz, as of 0820 UTC May 12, remained aground. Judging from latest available photos, it seems like she broke in two in midship area, hull having vertical cracks both portside and stb, throughout freeboard and below waterline.

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Source: Maritime Bulletin


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