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Tanker and tug grounded by storm, Maldives

Maldivian tanker TRANSFUEL 9 and tug TB MARINA 1301 (IMO 8673803) were grounded by storm in the morning Sep 15 in the Maldives, reported local news outlet Tug was soon refloated by another tug and anchored. Tanker is understood to be still aground on VilliMale’s reef, extent of damages unknown, no leak reported so far. Both ships were anchored, anchors dragged, and ships drifted aground. No TRANSFUEL 9 AIS track available.
Product tanker TRANSFUEL 9, IMO 7713917, dwt 1117, built 1977, flag Maldives.

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