Container ship APL CHARLESTON grounding, India

Container ship APL CHARLESTON ran aground at around 1100 UTC Mar 26 shortly after leaving Hazira, Surat, west India, actually in Hazira anchorage area. According to AIS, giant ship was refloated in some two and a half hours with tugs assistance, and probably brought to anchor at Hazira Anchorage. No information yet on damages. APL CHARLESTON is bound for Mundra. At 1520 UTC the ship was in anchorage area, status unclear.

Information provided by Capt Rabinder Singh, Master Mariner, Marine Surveyor and Consultant, Singapore.

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