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December 8, 2015

Hanjin Aqua Aground in Sunda Strait

Hanjin Aqua. Photo: Hanjin Shipping

Hanjin Aqua. Photo: Hanjin Shipping

 The container ship  Hanjin Aqua (4,500-TEU) ran aground off Sangiang Island in Indonesia's Banten, Sundra Strait.

 
The ship with 2303 containers on board is en route from Adelaide Australia to Jakarta, including hazardous cargo class A.
 
Vessel (249m length overall and beam of 37m) has a portside list 3 degrees, grounded by bow part, hull is understood to be breached, details unclear. Indonesia patrol ships are on grounding site, crew remaining on board, as there is no danger of sinking.  
 
Local reports say that though the hull has breached, there is no danger of the ship sinking. The local coastguard is on the scene assessing the situation.
 
“There is no reported casualties or marine pollution and the cause of the accident is currently under investigation,” the spokesperson said. 
 
To what extent the grounding of the Hanjin Aqua will impact the operation of the AUS loop is still unknown. 
 
The vessel was built in 2012 by Hyundai Samho Heavy Industries in their shipyard in Samho, South Korea and operated by South Korean Hanjin Shipping.
 
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