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Grounded MOL Express refloated

Grounded MOL Express refloated
The MOL Express which ran aground in Tateyama harbour, Japan on Tuesday has been refloated.

The 4,600 teu containership managed by Seaspan Corp and chartered to Mitsui OSK Lines (MOL) grounded in shallow waters on 11 January following a main engine failure. Salvors were able to successfully refloat the vessel at 1055 hrs on 14 January.

Seaspan said: “The company is grateful there were no crew injuries and no environmental consequences from this incident.”

An investigation into the grounding is underway.