MSC boxship refloated after grounding in Singapore Strait


MSC containership, MSC FAITH, has been refloated after running aground in the Singapore Strait. 

The vessel has since been relocated to anchor at Batu Ampar anchorage for inspection, after tug assistance was reportedly used to recover the ship. 

The 14,000 TEU boxship, built in 2019, was on its way to Yantian, China, after having left Singapore’s Pasir Panjang container terminal on 1 February before running aground.

According to WK Webster, the ship was travelling on a round route that made stops in Greece, Turkey, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates before heading to Singapore, China and Hong Kong.

The containership’s crew reportedly evacuated the vessel following the accident in what WK Webster described as a “potentially very serious” situation. 

WK Webster also reported that the ship could be carrying temperature-sensitive cargo.

READ: Grounded MSC containership finally freed

The MSC FAITH is insured by the UK P&I Club and is flagged in Liberia, according to databases. 

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