The Philippines-flagged general cargo ship ‘Thorco Lineage’ ran aground on Raroia atoll, in French Polynesia, on Saturday, due to mechanical problems.
In the morning hours of 23 June, the ship, owned by the Danish shipping company Thorco Projects, was underway in the South Pacific, heading from Baltimore, US, to Hobart, Australia, when she encountered an engine trouble and ran aground.
There were no reports of pollution, while all of the 18 crewmen onboard are safe. However, local media suggest the vessel will probably need salvage assistance.
The company has initiated an investigation on the issue.
‘Thorco Lineage’ was built in 2014 and has a deadweight of 16,949 tonnes.