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Grounded boxship Gladys breached, engine room flooded

Aug. 5, 2013 at 02:06 by Mikhail Voytenko in Accidents

Situation with the container ship Gladys, which ran aground on Aug 1 13 off Cheduba Island, Myanmar, Bay of Bengal, is worse than it was previously reported, wrote The Financial Express on Aug 4. Vessel suffered a breach in engine room area with resulting water ingress. Engine room was flooded, causing a blackout. Most of the crew left the vessel, only three crew remained on board. How did the crew leave the vessel, and its’ present location, are unknown. Assumingly they have been taken on shore. Myanmar Navy boat is to deliver some supplies, food and water, to the three crew who’re staying on board. Owner chartered a tug from Singapore to refloat the vessel and tow her to Chittagong, ETA to grounding site Aug 6-7.

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Container ship Gladys aground off Myanmar

Container ship Gladys ran aground on Aug 1 13 off Cheduba Island, Myanmar, Bay of Bengal, en route to Chittagong, Bangladesh, wrote Bangladeshi The Financial Express. Vessel grounded reportedly, after experiencing engine problems, which started soon after vessel left Port Klang, Malasyia, with 674 containers on board bound for Chittagong. Tugs are sent to refloat the vessel.  Grounded boxship Gladys breached, engine room flooded

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