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Grounding of Wood-Chip Carrier Crimson Polaris off Hachinohe (2)

(as of 7:30 a.m. JST)

We have an update to the grounding of the chartered vessel Crimson Polaris that occurred off the coast of Hachinohe on August 11.

The hull of the vessel, a dedicated wood-chip carrier chartered by NYK, split in two at 4:15 am on August 12, and oil from the vessel has spilt into the ocean. The amount is currently under investigation.

The split hull is about 4 kilometers offshore, and the on-site response is being carried out by Japan Coast Guard patrol boats, tugboats, etc.

NYK has organized a crisis management center led by NYK president Hitoshi Nagasawa to rapidly address the situation. Company personnel have been sent to the site, and necessary support will be provided to the shipowner and ship-management company. We hope the situation will be brought to a safe and timely conclusion.

Profile of Crimson Polaris

Type of ship: Wood-chip carrier
Length/Breadth: 199.9M / 32.2M
GRT: 39,910 tonnes
Built: 2008
Seafarers: 21 (Chinese, Filipino)
Flag: Panama
Shipowner: MI-DAS Line S.A.
Ship-management company: Misuga Kaiun Co. Ltd.

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