The bulk carrier Fu Sheng Hai ran aground off near Saeng island off Busan, Japan sea. The accident happened in big swell and heavy winds, which caused course change and running over a shallow and stucking there. The ship Fu Sheng Hai was on route between Lianyungang, China and Busan, Korea carrying a plywood and steel cargo on board. The Busan portal authorities sent a tug on the scene of the accident to re-float the ship, but they reported that the towing operation will be performed on high water. According to the preliminary information there are no injured people on board of the bulk carrier during the accident. The crew reported that there is no hold and damages of the bottom of the hull, but the port authorities will held inspection before re-floating the vessel.
The bulk carrier Fu Sheng Hai (IMO: 9071703) has length of 216.00 m, beam of 25.00 m and summer draft of 10.60 m. The deadweight of the cargo ship is 52,580 DWT and the gross tonnage is 31,643 GRT. The ship was built in Ukrainian shipyard Okean Shipbuilding Yard. The local authorities will inspect the ship’s strength after the accident, in spite of the fact that the bottom in this part of the Japan Sea is mud and sand. The ship is still aground, but the first attempt for re-floating will be done today.