Norwegian Tanker Runs Aground

Friday, September 14, 2007
A chemical tanker controlled by Norwegian shipowning firm Odfjell has run aground off Indonesia. Odfjell reported that its chemical tanker Bow Star ran aground after leaving the Indonesian port of Batam. There were no injuries and the vessel's double hull was believed capable of preventing any environmental damage. There was no cause given for the grounding. The 39,832-dwt Bow Star was built in 2004 at Poland's Szczecin shipyard. Odfjell said it has Norwegian officers on board and a Filipino crew. Source: Aftenposten

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