EURONAV SHIP MANAGEMENT, ISM managers of the M/T ALEX (DWT 299,446), reports that their crude oil tanker was involved in a grounding incident that occurred at approx. 10:15 UTC on April 12th.
The vessel, in laden condition, was sailing between Borneo and Sumatra on its way to Ningbo, China, when she ran aground on a soft mud bottom.
No injuries or pollution have been reported while the vessel remains safely aground, in good weather. No breach of hull, water ingress or mechanical failure are apparent in the assessment made by the crew, while the Class surveyor is expected to board as soon as possible.
EURONAV SHIP MANAGEMENT has activated its emergency response plan and has notified all the relevant authorities; the emergency team is assessing the options for refloating the vessel.