Lomar boxship runs aground off New Caledonia

Lomar boxship runs aground off New Caledonia

Lomar Shipping’s 2,194 teu Kea Trader boxship has run onto a reef off New Caledonia.

The ship hit the Durand Reef, some 100 km southeast of the island of Mare.

No one was injured and authorities have not spotted any signs of pollution yet.

An investigation into the incident is now underway.

Sam Chambers

Starting out with the Informa Group in 2000 in Hong Kong, Sam Chambers became editor of Maritime Asia magazine as well as East Asia Editor for the world’s oldest newspaper, Lloyd’s List. In 2005 he pursued a freelance career and wrote for a variety of titles including taking on the role of Asia Editor at Seatrade magazine and China correspondent for Supply Chain Asia. His work has also appeared in The Economist, The New York Times, The Sunday Times and The International Herald Tribune.

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