The 72 meter long, 3093 dwt cargo vessel Star 62 allided with several riverside homes on the Chao Phraya River in Phra Pradaeng, Bangkok, Thailand. The Star 62 had completed loading cargo of agricultural produce and was en route for Singapore when it suffered a malfunction in the steering system. The cargo vessel veered into the riverbank crashing into three homes. The homeowners were able to flee in time and there were no injuries.
Authorities arrived on scene and have launched an investigation into the incident. Reports state the vessel’s insurance will cover the cost to the damage caused to the houses. No reports of damage or pollution released from the Star 62.
The 146 meter long, 15302 dwt container ship Xetha Bhum allided with the embankment on the Chao Praya River in the Phra Pradaeng District, Bangkok, Thailand. The Xetha Bhum was departing for a voyage to Singapore when it lost control and struck the embankment. The boxship sustained multiple hull breaches in the bow and sustained water ingress. No reports of injuries. The Xetha Bhum was inspected and allowed to be refloated. The Xetha Bhum was towed by two tugs back into port for repairs. The Coast Guard and local authorities have launched an investigation into incident.