Laden Panamax still aground, Taiwan

Bulk carrier YUE DIAN 85 grounded while entering Heping Power Plant Basin, eastern coast Taiwan, on Jun 8, on arrival from east Kalimantan Indonesia with, understood, cargo of coal. As of 0330 UTC Jun 12, bulk carrier was still aground. No information on salvage and possible damages.
Bulk carrier YUE DIAN 85, IMO 9553787, dwt 87329, built 2011, flag HK, manager GUANGDONG YUDEAN SHPG CO LTD, Guangdong.





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