Boxship MOL Express aground off Tokyo
Container ship MOL Express ran aground off Tateyama, Chiba Prefecture, south of Tokyo, at around 2055 LT Jan 11, en route from Auckland NZ to Tokyo. Reportedly vessel suffered engine failure and dropped an anchor, but stranded off fairway and ran aground. Four tugs tried to refloat the vessel, but to no avail. At 0000 UTC Jan 13 vessel was still aground, with tugs and salvage vessels nearby. On a photo from Asahi.com an attempt to refloat MOL Express. No spill reported.