A VLCC belonging to Euronav ran aground on Wednesday. The laden 299,445 dwt Alex was en route to Ningbo in China when it ran into trouble in the Thousands Islands area of Indonesia.
Euronav has maintained that no injuries or pollution have been reported, and the vessel remains safely aground in good weather.
“No breach of hull, water ingress or mechanical failure are apparent in the assessment made by the crew, while the class surveyor is expected to board as soon as possible,” said Euronav a statement.
Sources on the scene tell Splash that a significant portion of the cargo onboard will need to be taken off to refloat the ship.