Singapore: A tugboat deployed from Singapore should arrive today in Myanmar waters to try and help shift the MV Gladys. The Gold Star Line containership, carrying 674 boxes, ran aground last Wednesday near Mananung island while en route to Chittagong. The tug boat will take around five days to move the ship 300 miles to Chittagong. The ship’s engine room flooded, causing the ship to lose power and drift. All but three of the crew abandoned ship, those still onboard have been delivered food and water by the Myanmar navy over the weekend. [05/08/13]
Situation with the container ship Gladys, which ran aground on Aug 1 13 off Cheduba Island, Myanmar, Bay of Bengal, is worse than it was previously reported, wrote The Financial Express on Aug 4. Vessel suffered a breach in engine room area with resulting water ingress. Engine room was flooded, causing a blackout. Most of the crew left the vessel, only three crew remained on board. How did the crew leave the vessel, and its’ present location, are unknown. Assumingly they have been taken on shore. Myanmar Navy boat is to deliver some supplies, food and water, to the three crew who’re staying on board. Owner chartered a tug from Singapore to refloat the vessel and tow her to Chittagong, ETA to grounding site Aug 6-7.
Container ship Gladys aground off Myanmar
Container ship Gladys ran aground on Aug 1 13 off Cheduba Island, Myanmar, Bay of Bengal, en route to Chittagong, Bangladesh, wrote Bangladeshi The Financial Express. Vessel grounded reportedly, after experiencing engine problems, which started soon after vessel left Port Klang, Malasyia, with 674 containers on board bound for Chittagong. Tugs are sent to refloat the vessel. Container ship Gladys, IMO 8908002, dwt 23574, capacity 1021 TEU, built 1991, flag Indonesia, manager BINTIKA BANGUNUSA.
MV GLADYS သေဘၤာဟာ မာန္ေအာင္ကၽြန္း အေနာက္ ေျမာက္ဖက္ႏွင့္ မင္းျပင္ အေနာက္ဘက္ (၁၃)မိုင္ခန္႔မွာရွိတယ္လို႔ သိရွိရပါတယ္။ အဲဒီ ေရယာဥ္အနီးကို ဓည၀တီေရတပ္ စခန္းဌာနခ်ဳပ္က ေရယာဥ္အမွတ္(၆၁၃)ဟာ ၂၀၁၃ ခုႏွစ္၊ ၾသဂုတ္လ ၂ ရက္နံနက္ေစာေစာ ကတည္းကေရာက္ရွိၿပီး လံုၿခဳံေရးႏွင့္ အျခား လိုအပ္ခ်က္ေတြကို ကူညီေဆာင္ရြက္ ေပးခဲ့တယ္လို႔ သိရွိရပါတယ္။ —