Singapore bulker breaks down off Mozambique
Mar 13, 2004
A Singapore-registered Capemax bulker, CSK Tribute is reported as having anchored off Quissico near Imhambane in southern Mozambique, after the ship’s hull suffered what appears to be a fracture.
The 156,537-dwt CSK Tribute was en route to China with a cargo of iron ore loaded in Brazil when the crew noticed the suspected fracture. The ship was brought to anchor off the coast of Mozambique to determine the extent of the damage.
According to reports SAFMAR (Mozambique’s Maritime Administration and Safety Authority) has sent a team to assess the problem and make recommendations.
CSK Tribute operates with the call sign 9VGB. The bulker is 280m in length with a 43m beam and a draft of 17.6m fully loaded. The ship is owned or managed by Bocimar NV, a Belgium company association whose parent company is MBS NV.