MT Alex run aground in Java Sea

Maritime Accidents

Managers of the M/T ALEX Euronav Ship Management reported that their crude oil tanker ran a ground in Jawa Sea on April 12th. The vessel, in laden condition, was enroute to Ningbo, China, grounded between Borneo and Sumatra. No injuries or pollution have been reported while the vessel remains safely aground, in good weather. No breach of hull, water ingress or mechanical failure are apparent in the assessment made by the crew, while the Class surveyor is expected to board as soon as possible. Euronav Ship Management has activated its emergency response plan and has notified all the relevant authorities; the emergency team is assessing the options for refloating the vessel.


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  • Published: 13.04.2017