Watch Japanese Tugs Free Grounded Containership MOL Express

A spectator on shore captured the following high quality video of Japanese tugboats working together to free the containership MOL Express after she ran aground while maneuvering in Tateyama Harbor, Japan.  Seaspan, the owner of the vessel, says the tugs managed to free the vessel, which was on charter to Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, on the morning of 14 January, three days after the … [Read more...]

MOL Express Refloated

On Sunday 11 January, the containership MOL Express ran aground in Tateyama Harbor, Chiba Prefecture of Japan as it was maneuvering in the harbor.  The vessel was on charter to Mitsui O.S.K. Lines from an affiliate of Vancouver-based shipowner Seaspan Corp. Seaspan announced today that the vessel has been successfully re-floated as of 10:55 a.m, 14 January 2015. "There … [Read more...]

MOL Containership Aground in Japan

Mitsui O.S.K. Lines reports that the MOL-operated containership, MOL Express, has run aground in eastern Japan. The company says that the vessel was chartered from an overseas shipowner when it ran aground in shallow water in Tateyama Harbor, Chiba Prefecture of Japan at about 19:00 JST on January 11, 2015. The ship was to undergo repairs on its main engines and was … [Read more...]