‘Chemroad Journey’ remains aground

Jun 16 2017

On 15th June, the 2009-built 33,256 dwt chemical tanker ‘Chemroad Journey’ was reported to be still aground.

Local authorities said that the vessel was aground 28 miles south of Phu Quy island, Vietnam, South China Sea.

The day before, officials and experts, including the Vietnamese SAR agency, local authorities and the Coast Guard, visited the site.

There was no chemical or oil leak reported and the officials said there would not be any pollution, if the salvage goes smoothly and no storms hit the area. The tanker has a 15 deg list to port.

Two salvage options are under consideration - tilting the tanker aft, thus lifting the forward section, which is resting on bottom and pulling the vessel free by tug; or lightering the tanker before a refloating attempt is made.

A Nippon Salvage tug, was due to arrive during the evening 14th June.

The Iino Marine Service managed ‘Chemrod Journey’ ran aground on 11th June en route from Singapore to China. 

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