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The Cargo ship MACKINAC BRIDGE ran aground in Hong Kong waters off the Port of Guangzhou, Baili Island, China

Container ship MACKINAC BRIDGE ran aground early in the morning Aug 19 in Hong Kong waters, while proceeding to Nansha port, Guangdong Province, China. As of 0915 UTC Aug 19, the ship remained in the same position, with SAR ship nearby. Reportedly, Chinese Salvage is after contract, waiting for divers inspection. No information so far on damages, though it looks like there are some, probably serious.

The owner and manager of the container ship Mackinac Bridge (152297 GT, 2015 built) report the vessel went aground in heavy weather conditions off Guangzhou anchorage area, Baili Island 19 August 2020.

All the crew are safe and there is no pollution. The Mackinac Bridge reports minor damage which will be fully assessed by Class during a diver inspection.

Tug boats have been employed and a plan will be agreed with the MSA to safely re float the vessel. The vessel has no cargo on board. All the appropriate authorities and have been contacted and are responding. The incident has been reported to the P&I Clubs and Insurers.

She was refloated at around 1730 UTC Aug 20 and taken to anchorage, anchored at around 2000 UTC. As of 0500 UTC Aug 21, was still at anchor, with SAR ships and tug at her side

Source Details : https://www.fleetmon.com/maritime-news/2020/30645/japanese-mega-container-ship-hard-aground-south-ch/