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8100-TEU container ship MOL CHARISMA troubled again, under tow

8100-TEU container ship MOL CHARISMA was disabled after engine failure on Dec 11 in Gulf of Siam, while en route from Singapore to Laem Chabang, Thailand, with ETA Dec 12, EC5 Loop. After several hours drift, the ship was emergency anchored in Gulf of Siam on Dec 12, understood later tug was contracted, to tow MOL CHARISMA back to Singapore. Towage commenced on Dec 17, as of Dec 19 it was still underway, see track screen. According to tracks, MOL CHARISMA is an undertow of offshore tug BRIDGEWATER 130 (IMO 9555395).

Earlier this year, in July, MOL CHARISMA experienced rather a strange grounding in the South China sea; in the year 2020, she suffered a fire in cargo hold off Sri Lanka and had to interrupt her voyage from Port Klang to Mumbai. Read the stories:
https://www.fleetmon.com/maritime-news/2021/34413/one-container-ship-adrift-after-grounding-south-ch/
https://www.fleetmon.com/maritime-news/2020/30837/container-ship-fire-sri-lanka/

Container Ship MOL CHARISMA is currently located at INDO – Singapore Area at position 01° 23′ 41.5″ N, 104° 26′ 52.8″ E as reported by MarineTraffic Terrestrial Automatic Identification System on 2021-12-10 07:23 UTC (9 days, 11 hours ago)

The vessel departed from SINGAPORE ANCH, SG on 2021-12-10 11:32 LT (UTC +8) and is currently sailing at 14.8 knots with Northeast direction heading to LAEM CHABANG, TH with reported Estimated Time of Arrival at 2021-12-12 13:00 LT (UTC +8) local time (7 days, 13 hours ago)

MOL CHARISMA (IMO: 9321249) is a Container Ship that was built in 2007 (14 years ago) and is sailing under the flag of the Bahamas.
Its carrying capacity is 8110 TEU and her current draught is reported to be 8.8 meters. Her length overall (LOA) is 316 meters and her width is 45.6 meters.

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