Diana Shipping bulker grounded off Indonesia

Diana Shipping bulker grounded off Indonesia

Greek dry bulk owner Diana Shipping has revealed that employment of 2004-built panamax bulker Melite has been disrupted due to the vessel grounding at Pulau Laut, Indonesia.

While there were no injuries to the crew or pollution reported from the incident, the company says that it appears that the vessel has suffered damage to its hull from the grounding.

The vessel has been on charter to Germany’s Uniper Global Commodities since December 2016 at a rate of $8,000 per day.

No timeframe was given by Diana Shipping on when the vessel may return to service, the company only saying that it is still assessing the situation.

Grant Rowles

Grant spent nine years at Informa Group based in London, Sydney, Hong Kong and Singapore. He gained strong management experience in publishing, conferences and awards schemes in the shipping and legal areas, working on a number of titles including Lloyd's List. In 2009 Grant joined Seatrade responsible for the commercial development of Seatrade’s Asia products. In 2012, with Sam Chambers, he co-founded Asia Shipping Media.

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