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Xetha Bhum

Xetha Bhum

The 146 meter long, 15302 dwt container ship Xetha Bhum allided with the embankment on the Chao Praya River in the Phra Pradaeng DistrictBangkok, 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.

Pumi Ratn Nawa 2

Pumi Ratn Nawa 2

Pumi Ratn Nawa 2
Photo: manager.co.th

On August 19, the 11 meter long, 2129 gt lighter Pumi Ratn Nawa 2 sank in high seas on the Gulf of Siam near Si Chang, Chonburi, Thailand. The Pumi Ratn Nawa 2  was loaded with 1087 tons of clinker waiting to be transferred  to a bulk carrier bound for Bangladesh.  While moored near the anchored bulk carrier, the Pumi Ratn Nawa 2 sustained damage as winds and waves cause the vessel to impact with the bulk carrier.  The lighter developed a leak and sank a short time later.  Authorities marked the location where the vessel sank and is monitoring the area for pollution. No reports of injuries.

Sinaran Andaman

Sinaran Andaman

Sinaran Andaman
Photo: Bangkokpost.com

The 68 meter long, 1590 dwt container ship Sinaran Andaman ran ashore off Hey Island, Phuket, Thailand.  The boxship was en route to Myanmar from Penang when it was struck by a strong monsoon with waves reaching four meters.  The storm blew the boxship onto the rocky shore. The Sinaran Andaman hull was torn open and the vessel settled, but the deck cargo of containers floated off the deck.  Many of the containers smashed against the shoreline just a short distance away.  Three of the 10  crew on board were hoisted to safety by two Thailand Navy helicopters with the remainder rescued by a patrol vessel.  Reports state some of the crew sustained injuries and taken to hospital for treatment.