Bow Star - Grounding in Indonesiawww.odfjell.com
At abt 2100 hrs local time on 13 September 2007 the M/T Bow Star grounded while outbound from Batam, Indonesia.
There has been no injury to personnel, and no pollution.
Bow Star is a modern chemical tanker with double hull. Some of the double bottom ballast tanks are leaking and the ship is presently aground.
The weather is calm, the ship is stable and safe where she is and we are continuously monitoring the situation. Class and authorities have been notified.
Work is in progress to investigate the extent of the damages caused. At the same time plans are being made for bringing the ship afloat.
This message will be kept updated when further confirmed information is available.
The Bow Star (dwt 39 832/built 2004 at Stocznia Szczecinska Nowa, Poland) is owned by Odfjell Asia II Pte Ltd and managed by Odfjell SE. The ship has Norwegian officers and Filipino crew.