Wan Hai Boxship Runs Aground off Hong Kong

The Singapore-flagged containership M/V Wan Hai 506, owned by Taiwan-based shipping company Wan Hai Lines, was refolated after it ran aground following its departure from the port of Hong Kong on December 24, the owner said.

The 2005-built boxship is now on its way to Shekou dry dock where it will undergo urgent repairs.

The grounding of the 52,146 dwt vessel has caused a delay in Tokyo-based shipping company Mitsui O.S.K. Lines’ HS3 service, covering the route of Osaka – Yokkaichi – Yokohama – Tokyo – Hong Kong – Singapore – 1st Port Kelang – 2nd Port Kelang – Singapore – Caimep – Shekou – Hong Kong – Osaka.

On December 25, Wan Hai made an ad-hoc call at Shekou to discharge all containers on M/V Wan Hai 506 before the vessel starts the repairs.

According to MOL, a relief vessel, M/V Hongkong Bridge will phase into the HS3 service at Yokkaichi on December 30, replacing M/V Wan Hai 506.

There were no reports of injuries to the crew and damage to the cargo.

At the time of the incident, the 259-meter long Wan Hai 506 was on its way to Osaka.

World Maritime News Staff

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