Diana Shipping Bulk Carrier Runs Aground in Indonesia

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July 27, 2017

MV Melite. File Photo: MarineTraffic.com/Ghis v d Vijver

A Diana Shipping bulk carrier has suffered hull damage after running aground in Indonesia, the company confirmed Wednesday.

The Panamax bulker MV Melite ran aground at Palau Laut, Indonesia, temporarily interrupting service, according to a press release published on its website.

“Although the Company is still assessing the situation, the crew is in no danger as a result of this incident and there has been no pollution. It appears that the vessel has suffered damage to her hull resulting from the grounding,” Diana Shipping said in a press release.

The MV Melite is a 76,436 dwt dry bulk vessel built in 2004.

The company did not elaborate on the damage to the vessel, or what the salvage operation will entail.

Melite is currently chartered to Uniper Global Commodities SE of Düsseldorf, Germany, according to Diana Shipping’s website.

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