May 27, 2024
MARITIME ACCIDENT: Cement carrier troubled in stormy Japan Sea
– By Godswill Odiong

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By Our Correspondent
A Cement carrier CHUNG YANG suffered engine failure early morning May 6, 2023 some 3 nm off South Korea, according to FleetMon.

It stated: “Cement carrier CHUNG YANG suffered engine failure early morning May 6 some 3 nm off South Korea coast north of Pohang, while en route from Donghae to Masan.

“Maritime Safety Service was alerted at around 0300 Seoul time, disabled ship with 15 crew was drifting in northern direction, dangerously close to coast. Understood she anchored and is waiting for weather improvement, to be taken on tow by tug. Tug is on standby, waiting weather improvement. Rough weather prevented immediate crew evacuation.”

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