General Cargo Ship ‘Thorco Lineage’ Hard Aground in French Polynesia
26 June, 2018
The 131-meter general cargo ship Thorco Lineage ran hard aground on an atoll in French Polynesia on Saturday during its voyage across the South Pacific.
The Philippines-flagged ship was underway from Baltimore, Maryland in the United States to Hobart, Australia when it ran aground on the northern end of Raroia Atoll, part of the Tuamotus chain.
No pollution has been reported so far, however experts say the vessel is unlikely to float free without salvage assistance.
Reports say so far a salvor has not yet been appointed.
The M/V Thorco Lineage is operated by Thorco Projects. The ship was built in 2014 and has a deadweight of 16,949 tonnes.
The ship has a crew of 18 people.