…As Two bulk carriers including Panamax aground in Parana river***
The Panama-flagged oil and chemical tanker Hoyu was hit by a fire in Singapore’s territorial waters, according to the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore.
The incident occurred in the afternoon hours of November 7 while the 8,925 dwt unit was some 9.7 nautical miles from Pedra Branca, eastern Singapore Strait.
MPA Singapore informed that the Singapore Civil Defence Force, Singapore Police Coast Guard and the Republic of Singapore Navy deployed vessels to render assistance to the Hoyu crew.
All 18 crew members have been safely evacuated and the fire has been put out.
There were no reports of injury or pollution following the incident, MPA Singapore said, adding that shipping traffic in the area was not affected.
The authority launched an investigation into the matter.
In the meantime, bulk carrier CL RIZHAO ran aground at 342 kilometer mark, Parana river below San Nicolas, Argentina, at 0215 UTC Nov 9, while sailing downstream partially loaded with 43615 tons of soy beans.
Channel reported to be completely blocked.
The ship’s next call is in Brazil to complete shipment, bound for Vietnam.
Bulk carrier THOMAS C ran aground in Parana river at 160 kilometer mark at 2020 UTC Nov 8, while proceeding upstream from Ponta Ubu Brazil to San Nicolas Argentina, so she’s probably partially loaded.
As of 1200 UTC Nov 9 was still aground, tug at her side.
World Maritime News with additional reports from Fleetmon