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Grounding of Wood-Chip Carrier Crimson Polaris off Hachinohe (8)

In regard to the grounding of Crimson Polaris that occurred off the coast of Hachinohe on August 11, the bow part of the fragmented hull, which had been moored in Hachinohe port, was towed on September 13 to a destination outside Aomori prefecture by a salvage company tugboat arranged by the shipowner.

The work to remove the remaining oil from the bow part of the fragmented hull, which had started on August 30, was completed on September 11. The loaded cargo was not unloaded at Hachinohe port. As for the stern part, the Japan Coast Guard and related parties are continuing to conduct surveys to remove the remaining oil and remove the hull.

NYK will continue to make every effort to resolve the situation as soon as possible in cooperation with the shipowner, ship-management company, and other related parties.

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. (an affiliate of Doun Kisen Co. Ltd.)
Ship-management company: Misuga Kaiun Co. Ltd.

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