Ghost container ship aground Update owner found

Update: The ship was Indonesia-flagged, owned by PT DJAKARTA LLOYD (PERSERO), Jakarta. She was sold to PT Mandara Putra Bajatama and then re-sold to SMIT Salvage Singapore, to be dismantled at Bangladesh break yard. She was unmanned while towed. No SMIT tug spotted near grounding site, according to Myanmar Maritime officials. Indonesian Embassy in Myanmar reportedly, confirmed SMIT Singapore to be present owner of the wreck.

Container ship SAM RATULANGI was reported aground some 7 nm off Thongwa, Gulf of Mataban, Myanmar, on Aug 30, wrote The Irrawaddy. According to Myanmar Maritime Authorities, the ship ran aground 3 days earlier, on Aug 27. The ship is derelict, there’s no cargo, also. Officials believe she was under tow and broke off towline. She was already unmanned when under tow, or crew abandoned her after towage failure. Latest available AIS records dated 2009. Most probably she was under tow to break yard.

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