Supply vessel runs aground in Broome

Authorities are investigating how a platform supply vessel ran aground at Entrance Point in the Australian port of Broome yesterday morning.

The 77 m Westsea Tripet ran aground at about 6.20am. Tug boats were sent to the scene and oil spill equipment deployed. The ship was refloated after four hours. No oil spill was detected.

The Westsea Tripet is owned by Singapore’s Westsea Offshore.


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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