Island Fails to Yield Right-Of-Way and Collides With Freighter

A large landmass has failed to yield the right-of-way to a freighter, carelessly colliding with the vessel.
The bulker was in ballast and it is reported that the entire cargo became wet.

The Panama-flagged bulker MV Wakashio was underway from China to Brazil when it ran aground Saturday night off Pointe d’esny on Mauritius’ south-eastern coast during a voyage from China to Brazil.

At 203,130 deadweight tonnes, the 300-meter MV Wakashio is classified as a large capesize bulk carrier.

Reports say the local Coast Guard attempted to contact the ship before it ran aground.

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By: jesusmessenger (779.70)

Tags: collision, freighter, bulker, bulk cargo, Mauritius, reef

Location: Mauritius