Watch a 631-foot containership run aground

The German-flagged Hansa Constitution ran aground in Hong Kong’s East Lamma Channel Sunday.

The incident was caught by several amateur video and photographers. The ship's bow nearly made landing on the Stanley Ho Sports Centre in Pokfulam, Hong Kong. Anchors were dragging in the video to apparently slow the ship.

No injuries or ship damage were reported. Monsoon winds may have caused the accident.

The ship can carry 34,954 deadweight tons. The ship was built in 1997 and is owned by Hamburg-based Hansa Treuhand Schiffsbeteiligungs GmbH.


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