The feeder container ship Ze Hong ran aground at breakwater of Bayuguan harbor in Yingkou port, northeast China. The vessel was maneuvering to enter the port, but deviated from the course and left the shipping way, which caused stucking into bank near the breakwater. The crew was not able to refloat the vessel by own power and reported the accident to the local authorities, requesting assistance. At the scene of the troubled feeder container ship were sent three harbor tugs, which towed her to safe depth. It was estimated that during grounding there were no serious damages to the hull and the ship proceeded to the dock in Yingkou port.
The root cause of the accident is under investigation, but probably the grounding was caused by human mistake, as there were no reports about blackout. Fortunately there were no injured people and no water pollution. The local authorities ordered special survey and underwater inspection of the ship, before allow her to return in service.
The feeder container ship Ze Hong (IMO: 9064798) has overall length of 202.80 m, moulded beam of 30.65 m and maximum draft of 11.95 m. The deadweight of the vessel is 41,553 DWT and the gross tonnage is 28,892 GRT with capacity to carry 2,480 TEU. The feeder container ship was built in 1995 by Siag Nordseewerke in their shipyard in Emden, Germany. The ship is operated by the Shanghai-based Zhonggu Shipping.