Bulk carrier SHUO LONG 817 reportedly ran aground in shallow waters whilst navigating the Yangtze River off Changxing Island, Shanghai on December 8.
She was en route from Jingtang with reported destination Jiangyin, but until now there are no official reports on the reasons of the incident.
Maritime analytics provider Marine Traffic reported earlier today that the vessel is “aground” and is located at CCHINA – East China Sea.
In accordance with the latest information from the database of Marine Traffic, the vessel is now “underway using engine”.
Shipping claims specialist WK Webster confirmed the incident today in a casualties report update, mentioning that the vessel is being assisted by tugs to refloat.
In accordance with WK Webster, “it is possible that general average, salvage and associated recovery issues may arise as a result of this casualty.”
Currently we are awaiting confirmation and updates about the incident.
Shuo Long 817 is a bulk carrier that was built in 2001 and is sailing under the flag of China.
Her carrying capacity is 75259 t dwt and her current draught is reported to be 11.8 meters. Her length overall (LOA) is 224.97 meters, and her width is 32.25 meters.