Thorco Cargo Ship Aground in French Polynesia

The general cargo ship Thorco Lineage has run aground on the Raroia Atoll, French Polynesia, after suffering engine problems.

The 16,500 dwt vessel, which is operated by Danish shipping firm Thorco Projects, ran into trouble on June 23 while sailing in the South Pacific Ocean.

“We can confirm that Thorco Lineage has drifted aground on the northern outline of Raroia Atoll, French Polynesia, as it was experiencing engine problems,” Thorco Projects’ spokesperson informed.

“We are in close dialogue with the vessel’s owners and technical managers. Investigations are still ongoing,” the spokesperson added.

At the time of the incident, the cargo ship was on its way from Baltimore, Maryland in the United States to Hobart, Australia.

Media reports suggest that there were no reports of pollution from the incident.

World Maritime News Staff

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