Full City under repair in Gothenburg
Bulk carrier photographed at the CityVarvet dry dock on 5 November 2009. She was holed on rocks off Norway in July - see the extracts from new reports below.
IMO 9073672, Flag: Panama, Built in 1995 by Hakodate Dock, Tokyo, Japan, yard no. 755.
Length overall: 167.2 m, Breadth extreme: 26 m, Draught: 9.54 m.
Engine: Kobe Diesel 1D 2 SA 6 CY, 5 kW. Speed: 17 knots.
From news reports:
This bulk cargo carrier grounded on July 31 2009 at 00:23 local time close to the town of Langesund in Telemark, Norway.
She had a Chinese crew of 23 at the time of the incident, and was being operated by the Hong-Kong based “Cosco” shipping company.
Full City had an estimated 1,000 tons of heavy bunker oil (IF 180) and approximately 120 tons of marine diesel oil on board and was in ballast condition when grounding.
A considerable amount of oil spilled from the vessel, and pollution was observed in the area from Stavern to Grimstad.
Norwegian and Panamanian accident investigators have retrieved part of the starboard anchor of the Full City, which drifted onto rocks during a storm, spilling hundreds of litres of oil. The fluke apparently broke off during the storm, explaining why the Chinese captain mistakenly believed the ship was safely anchored.
Picture added on 06 November 2009 at 09:50