The 13,500 teu boxship Umm Salal, once the largest boxship in United Arab Shipping Company’s (UASC) fleet, has run aground off Port Klang in Malaysia.
The 2011-built giant ship operates on UASC’s AGX1 service linking China via Port Klang with the Middle East. Tugs are being deployed to shift the 366 m long vessel. There have yet to be any details of any environmental damage from the accident.
Cases of 10,000-plus teu ships grounding are becoming more common in container shipping’s supersized era.