The chemical tanker Chemroad Journey ran aground in South China Sea on 28 nautical miles south off Phu Quy island in Vietnam. The vessel was en route from Saudi Arabia to China, carrying 30,000 tonnes of industrial chemicals, including Butyraldehyde, Ethylene Glycol, Ethyl hexanol, Ethanol Amine, as well as 170 tons of fuel oil and 113 tonnes of diesel oil, but stuck into the a shallow near the Vietnamese coast and hardly stuck. Following grounding the ship suffered breaches and some compartments started flooding. The vessel tilted by 15 degrees to port board and the bad weather causes immediate danger for the seafarers. The local authorities were information about the accident and at the scene were sent rescue boats, on which were evacuated all the 26 crew members from chemical tanker Chemroad Journey.
The local authorities closely monitor the situation of the ship ran aground, while preparing all the means ready to respond. The salvage is contracted and will be started within 48 hours.
During the accident there were no reported injuries and no water pollution.
The weather in vicinity is bad, which additionally worsen the situation with the troubled chemical tanker. The impact of the typhoon combined with Southwest monsoon activity at the South China Sea area will cause rain showers and thunderstorms with gusts and gusts of 6-8.
The chemical tanker Chemroad Journey (IMO: 9414254) has overall length of 174.40 m, moulded beam of 27.70 m and maximum draft of 10.70 m. The deadweight of the ship is 33,526 DWT and the gross tonnage is 20,108 GRT. The vessel was built in 2009 by Shin Kurushima Onishi Shipyard in Imabari, Japan.