VLCC Grounded on Reef

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VLCC WAKASHIO ran aground off Pointe Desny, southeast Mauritius, Jul 25, reports Maritime Bulletin. 

What happened?

VLCC WAKASHIO ran aground off Pointe Desny, southeast Mauritius, at around 1600 UTC Jul 25. 

Tanker en route from Singapore to Tubarao Brazil, with ETA Aug 13, in ballast. According to latest reports, she was grounded on the reef, probably damaged. 

Assessment on hold

As of 0730 UTC Jul 26, she was still aground, heavy swell preventing ship’s condition assessment.

About the vessel

VLCC WAKASHIO, IMO 9337119, dwt 203130, built 2007, flag Panama, manager NAGASHIKI SHIPPING CO LTD.

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Source: Maritime Bulletin

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