General cargo ship Jing Feng 7 aground after engine failure in Hong Kong

Jing Feng 7The general cargo ship Jing Feng 7 ran aground after engine failure off Ma Wan, near the main Kwai Tsing container terminal complex in the Port of Hong Kong. The vessel was en route from Pohang to Shekou, but suffered black out and was washed ashore by the strong winds and heavy seas. The ship stuck on sandy/mud shallow without reporting underwater breaches and water ingress. The accident was reported to the local authorities, which initiated salvage operation. At the site of the grounding was dispatched tug, which towed the troubled freighter to safe depth. The general cargo ship Jing Feng 7 was anchored in vicinity for safety inspection and special survey, as well as repairs of the failure engine.

The local authorities started investigation for the root cause of the accident. During grounding there were no injured people and no water pollution. Fortunately the vessel also did not suffered damages. The traffic in the important shipping way was not disturbed during the incident.

The general cargo ship Jing Feng 7 (IMO: 9581710) has overall length of 132.00 m, moulded beam of 18.00 m and maximum draft of 4.00 m. The deadweight of the vessel is 8,500 DWT and the gross tonnage is 6,881 GRT. The freighter was built in 2012 by Hongsheng Shipbuilding in their yard in Linhai, CHina. The owner and operator of Jing Feng 7 is the local company New Unite Marine.