Container ship KEA TRADER grounded on reef east of Noumea
Brand new container ship KEA TRADER in the afternoon July 11 ran aground in position 22 02 S 168 38 E, Durand reef, 135 nm east of Noumea, while en route from Papeete to Noumea. No reports on leak, officials said no leak risk, according to Radio New Zealand. As of 0700 UTC July 12, vessel was still aground. No news on salvage yet.