May 15, 2008

The giant Pasha Bulker beached on the shore of New South Wales, Australia

The MV Pasha Bulker is a Panamax bulk carrier of 76,741 metric tons of deadweight perated by the Lauritzen Bulkers Shipping company and owned by Japanese Disponent Owners. While waiting in the open ocean outside the harbour to load coal the Pasha Bulker ran aground during a major storm on 8 June 2007 on Nobbys Beach in Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia. It was refloated and moved to a safe location offshore on 2 July 2007, before being towed to Japan for major repairs on 26 July 2007.

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