CMA CGM will now take delivery of a 10,900 teu newbuild later than scheduled after it ran into severe difficulties during sea trials.
The CMA CGM Lisa Marie is spending its eighth day at a repair yard in eastern China having been battered while on a sea trial on September 20. The ship headed out from China Shipping Industry’s Jiangsu shipbuilding yard eight days ago for sea trials. There was a problem with its main engine and it lost power off Zhoushan.
After receiving a distress call, Donghai Rescue Bureau deployed a rescue vessel Dong Hai Jiu 117 and managed to tow the 10,900 teu newbuild vessel back to Xiazhimen anchorage near Zhoushan in rough sea conditions with very large waves reported.
CMA CGM Lisa Marie is one of four 10,900 teu containerships ordered by CMA CGM at China Shipping Industry’s Jiangsu yard under a financial leasing arrangement with China’s Bank of Communications.
The vessel was scheduled for delivery in September.
Currently the vessel has docked at Zhoushan Xinya Shipyard, a subsidiary ship repair yard of Cosco Shipping Heavy Industry, while AIS tracking shows the vessel’s status as “restricted maneuverability”.
An official at Zhoushan Xinya Shipyard confirmed to Splash that the ship was under repair at the yard, but declined to reveal further details.