Tag Archives: Cargo Vessel

Xin Yang

Xin Yang

The 56 meter long cargo vessel Xin Yang ran ashore on Dangan Island near Hong Kong, China. The Xin Yang was headed to Taiwan from Hong Kong with a cargo of foodstuffs when it was driven ashore by strong winds with waves reaching 4 meters high. The six crew on board the Xin Yang found the vessel resting below the cliffs on the shore. Authories dropped a rope and were able to pull all six crew to safety. No reports of injuries. The Xin Yang sustained hull damage with water ingress. Authorities have launched an emergency plan and are monitoring the vessel.

VFM Alita

VFM Alita
Photo: seatrade-maritime.com

The 107 meter long, 4250 dwt cargo vessel VFM Alita partially sank off Colon, Panama. The VFM Alita had been at anchor off Colon with a skeleton crew when it was struck by another cargo vessel.  The other vessel was doing a maneuver when strong winds caused it to strike the VFM Alita. The VFM Alita suffered hull damage with a hole below the waterline causing the vessel to sink. All the crew on board the VFM Alita were safely rescued. No reports of injuries.

Kiel Canal Collision

The 108 meter long, 6175 dwt tanker Coral Lophelia collided with the 90 meter long, 4516 dwt cargo vessel Karmel in the Brunsbuettel lock, Kiel Canal, Germany. Both vessels were proceeding towards Kiel when they touched.  Both vessels sustained only slight damage and were able to proceed under their own power. Authorities detained both vessels in Kiel for surveys. No reports of injuries or pollution released.