Hit and run boxship detained in Malaysia

A German containership, Elbwolf, bound for scrapping in South Asia, has been detained by the Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency (MMEA), the crew accused of a hit and run accident last week.

The ship, which has changed the name on its hull to Olf, hit two tankers, Tina 7 and Straits 3, which were anchored off Batu Ayam in Malaysia, and carried on its way without reporting the incident which damaged both smaller vessels. See video below for what happened.

The ship’s crew are made up of Indians and Sri Lankans. The 2,732 teu ship is owned by Germany’s Reederei Hermann Wulff.



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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