On 2nd August, container ship MTT Singapore, ran aground onto right bank of Hugli river while sailing upstream in India.
ccording to news, the ship is having 338 containers on board. The grounding was caused by cargo ship proceeding in opposite direction. While the ship trying to avoid the collision, ran onto bank.
Some local reports are suggesting that the vessel was attempting to pass another ship on the river.
Luckily there were no injuries but a lot of people turned out to see the ship stuck, as explained the Ministry of Ports, Shipping and Waterways.
The MTT Singapore is a 10,300 dwt containership operated as part of the regional service from MTT Shipping of Malaysia.
As informed, the 27-year-old vessel has a capacity of 653 TEU although the ministry is reporting that the vessel has a crew of 20 from the Philippines and Malaysia and is registered in Malaysia.
No oil spill has been reported.