Ship Sinks, Containers Floating in Fiji Harbor

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Credit: Fiji Village

By MarEx 2017-05-06 19:55:48

Around 10 shipping containers are floating in Suva Harbour, Fiji, after the general cargo ship they were being loaded on to sank.

The Panama-flagged MV Southern Phoenix listed and sank during loading operations in the early hours of Saturday morning. The crew had to evacuate as the vessel took on water. Mooring lines were cut and the vessel was towed away from berth where she sank.

The contents of the containers have not been reported, but some have now been secured.

Investigations are underway.