Capesize bulkers collided at Shanghai anchorage, one in danger of sinking

Capesize bulk carriers SPARTACUS and STELLA CHERISE collided at 0335 LT Jan 10 on Shanghai outer anchorage. STELLA CHERISE was leaving Shanghai, bound for Australia, while SPARTACUS was sailing to Shanghai – Taicang, after a lengthy anchorage stay. Understood SPARTACUS bow struck STELLA CHERISE starboard in holds area, breaching the hull with ensuing water ingress. SPARTACUS reportedly suffered superficial damages, and was brought to anchor. STELLA CHERISE is marked as “underway, not under command”, not far from SPARTACUS, surrounded by tugs and SAR vessels. Salvage under way, vessel is understood to be in danger of sinking. STELLA CHERISE is most probaly in ballast, SPARTACUS may be in load.

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