Maltese Boxship Grounds off New Caledonia

The newly-built Maltese-flagged containership Kea Trader ran aground today off New Caledonia, the ship’s AIS data shows.

The boxship hit the Durand Reef, some 100 kilometres southeast of the island of Mare.

The 18 crew members on board have not been injured in the incident, and there have been no visible traces or reports of any immediate pollution from the vessel, according to the ship’s owner Lomar Shipping.

Based on the ship’s vessel tracking data, Kea Trader was en route from Papeete port in French Polynesia to the Port of Noumea, New Caledonia.

“The situation is currently stable and the weather forecast is good for the coming days,” the company said.

Lomar added that it has activated its emergency response centre and was coordinating with all relevant authorities and organisations.

A salvage team has been sent to the site and is providing support.

“We are grateful for the rapid help and support that has been given since the vessel ran aground. We are currently working with the authorities and other industry experts to determine when and how the vessel is to be re-floated,” a spokesman from Lomar told World Maritime News.

The cause of the grounding is yet to be disclosed.

“An internal company investigation will work alongside the official inquiry to thoroughly examine this incident,” the company added.

The 2, 194 TEU Subpanamax boxship, constructed by China’s Guangzhou Wenchong Shipyard in 2017, is chartered by Seatrade Groningen as of June 7, 2017, VesselsValue data shows.

World Maritime News Staff

 

Share this article

Follow World Maritime News

In Depth>

Events>

<< Jun 2018 >>
MTWTFSS
28 29 30 31 1 2 3
4 5 6 7 8 9 10
11 12 13 14 15 16 17
18 19 20 21 22 23 24
25 26 27 28 29 30 1

TRANSTEC 2018

TRANSTEC 2018 welcomes participants to explore Russian Ports and Shipping development opportunities…

read more >

Europort 2018

From 15-17 May 2018, the 12th edition of Europort Romania willl take place in the IDU Hall in Constanta…

read more >

The 27th World Gas Conference

The 27th World Gas Conference is the leading global industry event and is the definitive gathering of influential leaders, buyers and sellers, policy-makers and experts from around the world.

You will hear critical business insights and lively debates on the most topical issues facing the global gas industry today and in the future.

From 25-29 June 2018, Washington DC is expected to host 12,000 attendees, 500 speakers and 350 exhibitors representing, more than 600 companies from 100 countries.

Presented by the IGU, this is the largest and most high-profile gas event that is conducted by the industry for the industry.

Read More

read more >

SMM 2018

This is a must-attend event – a unique opportunity to meet key players, display business strengths, establish new contacts and exchange…

read more >