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Diana Shipping Bulk Carrier Runs Aground in Indonesia

The 76,436 dwt dry bulk vessel Melite has run aground off the coast of Pulau Laut, Indonesia, according to the ship’s owner, Athens-based shipping firm Diana Shipping.

“Although the Company is still assessing the situation, the crew is in no danger as a result of this incident and there has been no pollution. It appears that the vessel has suffered damage to her hull resulting from the grounding,” Diana Shipping said in a press release.

The company did not elaborate on the damage to the vessel, or what the salvage operation will entail.

Melite is currently chartered to Uniper Global Commodities SE of Düsseldorf, Germany, according to Diana Shipping’s website.

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