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Cosco containership runs aground in Qinzhou

Cosco Shipping’s 5,089 teu panamax containership Tian Fu He has been stranded near Qinzhou Port for the past three days.

According to a notice sent by Shanghai Pan Asia Shipping, a subsidiary of Cosco, the ship ran aground when it was entering the Qinzhou Port on June 9.

The vessel is deployed for Cosco’s domestic container shipping services, and latest AIS information today shows the vessel’s status as still aground.

When contacted by Splash, an official from Pan Asia Shipping said that operations to refloat the vessel are still ongoing.

Qinzhou Port, a major seaport in south China, has seen several ship grounding incidents in the past few years. Beibu Gulf Port Group, the operator of Qingzhou Port, has already made plans to dredge the navigation channel.

Jason Jiang

Jason is one of the most prolific writers on the diverse China shipping & logistics industry and his access to the major maritime players with business in China has proved an invaluable source of exclusives. Having been working at Asia Shipping Media since inception, Jason is the chief correspondent of Splash and associate editor of Maritime CEO magazine. Previously he had written for a host of titles including Supply Chain Asia, Cargo Facts and Air Cargo Week.


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