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Meet new fake story “Panamax bulk carrier Lyric Poet ran aground in South China Sea”. Story is just fantastic. Of course it was stolen from FleetMon https://www.fleetmon.com/maritime-news/2017/17727/greek-panamax-hard-aground-south-china-sea/, because only I positioned the vessel in relation to Pulau Belitung, other sources used other sites for positioning fixing.
Panamax bulk carrier Lyric Poet ran aground in South China Sea
March 29, 2017
The Greek Panamax bulk carrier Lyric Poet ran aground in South China Sea on 50 nautical miles off Pulau Belitung Island, Indonesia. The vessel was en route from Albany in Australia to Magong in Taiwan with ETA March 30, but stuck on the shallow in Indonesian waters. The ship stuck hardly and crew was not able to refloat her by own means. The accident was reported to the local authorities and at the scene was sent towing tug, which should assist with refloating. The salvage operation will be performed at high tide, but the authorities requested underwater inspection before initiated towing of the ship to safe depth.
The root cause of the accident is unknown and under investigation. The circumstances around the accident are not clear. During the accident there were no injured people and no reported water pollution. The impact after grounding will be assessed after refloating of the troubled freighter.
During the accident, the vessel was en route from Albany in Australia to Magong in Taiwan under cargo.
“The vessel was en route from Albany in Australia to Magong in Taiwan with ETA March 30” – that is the only piece of the story, which is true, plus the fact, that vessel ran aground.
stuck on the shallow in Indonesian waters – no, not in Indonesian, vessel ran aground in international waters.
The accident was reported to the local authorities – no, it wasn’t. Indonesian water police said on Mar 29, that they know about grounded ship, but that’s about all, no other details, including vessel’s name. Not that they’re all that interested or worried – vessel grounded in international waters, and poses no threat to Indonesia, unless there is pollution or other kind of accident, threatening Indonesian waters and coast.
and at the scene was sent towing tug – Indonesian authorities didn’t send tug to bulk carrier (how, if they don’t even know yet vessel’s name?), let alone “towing tug”. What’s “towing” in front of “tug” for, to make sure, that the readers, assumedly shipping-related, wouldn’t mistake “tug” for pizza delivery?
the salvage operation will be performed at high tide – vessel ran aground on Mar 24, with many tides already passed by.
the authorities requested underwater inspection before initiated towing of the ship to safe depth – authorities don’t know vessel’s name and to all purposes, don’t care, but Petrov knows better.
During the accident, the vessel was en route from Albany in Australia to Magong in Taiwan under cargo. – under what?
One can’t but wonder, looking at this masterpiece of ignorance and illiteracy, what is this “Petrov” thing? Maybe it’s some program, like you know, programs creating funny stuff out of given words? If it’s human, it should be under some heavy influence of alcohol or other intoxicating stuff, better both, for good measure. Sober grown-up human in sound mind, pretending to be editor of industry outlet, just can’t botch up short, unequivocal accident news, so thoroughly.
Am I too rough on Maritime Herald? I don’t think so. This Bulgarian couple, Petrov and Filipova, was stealing FleetMon accidents news for two years straight (and goes on stealing), openly and shamelessly, in most obnoxious manner. House I’m living in borders jungle with herds of monkeys prowling around, worst thieves and beggars I ever encounter. When monkey steals, monkey visibly feels some kind of guilt, mixed with fear of being caught. Monkey understands, that what it is doing, is wrong or bad. Petrov and Filipova definitely, aren’t monkeys. They don’t know what guilt or shame is. Well, and fear, also. I understand, attempts to file a complaint and find justice in Bulgaria have about as much chance of success, as in Nigeria. Or in Russia.
March 30, 2017