The general cargo ship New Lucky III suffered engine failure in Yellow Sea southeast off Shanghai, China. The vessel was en route from Osaka to Zhangjiagang, but engine blocked and lost propulsion power. The cargo ship remained adrift and crew reported accident to the local authorities, requesting assistance. The weather was fresh, but there was danger from storm and heavy seas, which might cause problem for the seaworthiness of the cargo ship. At the scene of the disabled cargo vessel was dispatched East China Sea Rescue ship Donghaijiu 102, which took the troubled freighter under tow. The general cargo ship East China Sea Rescue ship was anchored south off Zhoushan for repairs. The shipowner contracted repairs to be done by shore engineers, who will deliver the necessary spare parts.
The local authorities started investigation for the root cause of the accident and orders special survey. There were no injured people and no water pollution. The vessel will resume the voyage after ensure safety and seaworthiness.
The general cargo ship New Lucky III (IMO: 9228277) has overall length of 100.00 m, moulded beam of 19.20 m and maximum draft of 4.50 m. The deadweight of the vessel is 7,716 DWT and the gross tonnage is 4,724 GRT. The general cargo ship New Lucky III was built in 2000 by Shin Kurushima Hashihama Dockyard in Japan. The vessel is operating under the flag of Hong Kong and managed by the Taiwanese company Franbo Lines.