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Three Aground off Ulsan

Three Aground off Ulsan

Photo: cri.cn
Photo: cri.cn

One freighter and two tankers were blown aground during the night when strong winds were whipped up near Ulsan, South Korea.  The 112 meter long, 4675 dwt freighter Zhou Hang 2, 116 meter long, 11347 dwt tanker CS Crane and the 90 meter long, 3565 dwt tanker Bum Jin 5 had been at an anchorage off Ulsan.  As conditions worsened, the vessels weighed anchor to move further away from shore.  Before the vessels could reach a new anchorage, the winds reached 45 miles per hour and waves rose up to four meters.  The vessels were pushed off course and went ashore.   The Zhou Hang 2 suffered hull damage as it struck an underwater rock formation just offshore.  No reports of injuries to the total crew of 46 men across all three vessels. The South Korean Coast Guard  responded and were able to rescue 11 crew off the CS Crane.  No information has been reported if any pollution had been released.  Reports state weather alerts had been issue by authorities the day before.

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