Bulk carrier breached, grounded, Brazil
Bulk carrier TONG SHUN is berthed at Santos Brazil, since June 6. Vessel called Santos to load 30850 tons of soy, in addition to 38796 already loaded. In the morning june 7 vessel reported water ingress in ballast tanks, cause unknown. Understood vessel rested on bottom, alongside berth, because of extra draft. Hull breach is believed to be the cause, but it’s not yet found. No leak reported, vessel was surrounded by booms, as a precaution. On a photo troubled TONG SHUN.
Bulk carrier TONG SHUN, IMO 9646211, dwt 81162, built 2014, flag Panama, manager QINGDAO DA TONG INTERNATIONAL, China.