Car carrier GLOVIS SPRING aground in South China sea Black Hole

Car carrier GLOVIS SPRING ran aground in Paracel Islands waters, South China sea, on Feb 15 or 16, while en route from Singapore to Hong Kong, reportedly two salvage companies contracted, including Chinese one. Paracel Islands area looks like a black hole, with no AIS signals from ships in the area, including satellite, no doubt thanks to Chinese military, so there’s no information available since grounding date.
Car carrier GLOVIS SPRING, IMO 9749594, GT 65697, built 2016, flag Marshall Islands.





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