Ghost ship sank, Myanmar CORRECTION
Oct 4 Correction: Information on SMIT Singapore as ship’s owner, given by Myanmar sources, is wrong:
SMIT Salvage is NOT the owner of the sunken vessel nor were we as SMIT Salvage involved in the salvage operation. We have been approached by the owners of the vessel immediately after the grounding as were other parties, but another salvage company was hired to conduct an inspection.
Container ship SAM RATULANGI, which on Aug 27 drifted ashore some 7 nm off Thongwa, Gulf of Mataban, Myanmar, while being under tow to a shipbreaking yard, sank, said Myanmar Maritime Authorities on Oct 3. The ship remains above waterline, as can be seen on photo, she is resting on bottom. Maritime Authorities ordered wreck removal from shipowner.
The ship was Indonesia-flagged, owned by PT DJAKARTA LLOYD (PERSERO), Jakarta. She was sold to PT Mandara Putra Bajatama, to be dismantled at Bangladesh break yard.
Previous news https://www.fleetmon.com/maritime-news/2018/23477/ghost-container-ship-aground/
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