VALE BEIJING: STX to repair the ship without cargo offloading

STX Pan Ocean has decided to attempt the repair of the damaged Vale Beijing without unloading the iron ore cargo on board, according to Brazilian newspaper Valor Econômico.

According to “sources close to STX”, the intention is to tow the VLOC to the mouth of the Pará River or to Fortaleza, pending permission from local authorities. In either case, the conditions would be more favorable than at the São Marcos Bay, where the ship has been at anchor since Tuesday (6).

STX reportedly managed to keep the ingress of water into the ballast tanks no.7 port and starboard, but is still in the dark about the causes of the incident.

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  1. It would be interesting to know the real cause of the defects both port and starboard and details of the temporary repairs being carried out … and if they are really safe.

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