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Greek boxship collides with wreck off Indonesia

Cyprus flagged container ship Tina 1 has collided with the wreck of the Iranian vessel Shahraz which ran aground, breaking its back in May this year. Tina I is, reportedly, also now grounded near Batu Island.

Local shipping reports suggest the 66,332 gross tonnage containership Tina I, built in 2004 and on charter to Maersk Line, was heading for Jakarta, Indonesia from Singapore in position latitude 01 11 12N, longitude 103 52 49E, near Batu Island in Batam, Indonesia, on 22 November.

“An Investigation is underway to determine the cause of the incident. No oil spill has been reported,” said the statement.

Shahraz cargo was to be offloaded by Singapore Salvage engineers. The company was appointed by the owners of the Islamic Republic Iran Shipping Line earlier this year.

Tina I is a 5,576TEU vessel which was operated by Yang Ming Marine until March 2018, since then the vessel’s ship manager has been listed as Technomar of Athens Greece with the registered owner listed as Conchart Commercial Inc, which has the same address as Technomar, but is listed on the US Edgar Database as registered in the Marshall Islands.

Cypriot authorities told Container News, "The Cyprus Shipping Deputy Ministry remains in close communications with the vessel owner with regard to the recent incident in Indonesian waters. We can confirm there is no fuel leak or water intrusion and everyone is safe. We are working with all the relevant authorities, including the Marine Accident and Incident Investigation Committee (MAIC), to ensure all necessary steps are taken to enable the safe release of the vessel."

Local seafarers shared video of the accident on You Tube, see below.

Nick Savvides
Managing Editor

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