Euronav’s laden VLCC aground, Karimata Strait
VLCC ALEX ran aground in the afternoon Apr 12 in South China Sea in position 01 56S 108 08E, some 40 nm north of Pulau Belitung Island, Indonesia, Karimata Strait, while en route from Galveston USA to Ningbo China. As of 0300 UTC Apr 14 vessel was still aground. Tanker’s in full cargo load. No leak, no hull breaches reported. On a photo from Euronav sister-ship ANTIGONE.