Panamax Bulker Aground off New Orleans

A Panamax bulk carrier has run aground in the Gulf of Mexico and is being refloated, GAC informed.

The vessel in question is the 77,684 dwt Glory Trader, owned by Greece-based Erasmus Shipinvest.

The incident occurred off New Orleans in the evening hours of June 13 (local time), the bulker’s AIS data shows.

“Due to the grounding and attempt to refloat the M/V Glory Trader at MM 4.6 AHOP, a VTS Measure is in place to prohibit meeting or overtaking between ships and ocean-going tows between MM 4.0 to 5.0 AHP,” GAC said.

“The channel remains open. All vessels are advised to proceed with caution, at slowest safe speed,” GAC added.

World Maritime News contacted GAC USA as well as the shipowner for more details on the matter, however, the parties are yet to reply.

Built at Taiwan’s CSBC Kaohsiung shipyard in 2004, Glory Trader currently has a market value of USD 9.93 million, according to information provided by VesselsValue.

World Maritime News Staff

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