General cargo ship MPV URANIA reportedly ran aground off Sasah, southwest Bintan Island, Riau Islands, Indonesia, at around 2000 LT (UTC +7) Jun 10. Ship is said to be under tow (track confirms it was towage) to Singatac Lobam. Understood unfavourable weather and strong current caused the accident. By 2230 LT, with high tide, the ship was refloated, no damages reported. She reached Singatac Lobam and was berthed, at around 0230 LT Jun 11.
General cargo ship MPV URANIA, IMO 9238820, dwt 30018, built 2003, flag Marshall Islands, manager ZEABORN SHIP MANAGEMENT (EQUASIS, AIS).
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