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Navios bulk carrier runs aground off Maldives

Navios Maritime Partners bulk carrier Navios Amaryllis ran aground on Rasfaree reef in the Kaafu Atoll, the Maldives after experiencing engine failure. There are currently no reports of vessel damage or pollution risks.

The Maldives National Defence Force (MNDF) is working with local authorities and the owner to re-float the 2008-built bulker.

The Panama-flagged ship was travelling from India to South Africa with 19 Philippine crewmembers, all of whom are safe with no injuries reported.

MNDF said that two tugs have been hired to work on refloating the vessel. The incident took place on Thursday afternoon, local time, and was immediately reported to the local authorities and other relevant parties.

Adis Ajdin

Adis is an experienced news reporter with a backgroud in finance, media and education. He has written across the spectrum of offshore energy and ocean industries for many years and is a member of International Federation of Journalists. Previously he had written for Navingo media group titles including Offshore Energy, Subsea World News and Marine Energy.

Comments

  1. So she was just sailing by, close to the reef/island on her way to somewhere else.

    Her engine dies suddenly?!?!

    She begins to drift towards the shallows. We assume her calls for help were not heard or were met with no offers from anyone with a tug nearby.

    Meanwhile what did the crew do? Close inspection of what few photos there are tell us they may have let one anchor go. We can’t see any chain or an anchor in her starboard hawsepipe.

    But we can see her port anchor still in the hawse.
    I wonder why they didn’t consider dropping that one as she drifted even closer to her grounding spot?

    I’ll never understand how things get so bad onboard that’s they can’t even consider the obvious.

    1. Maybe they went close to phone home!
      Starboard anchor let go and anchor and chain lost? Where the port and stbd chains linked in the chain locker?

      It has also been reported she was in ballast waiting for orders. So maybe she was drifting and the ME wouldn’t start when needed!

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