More than 97 tons of submerged debris have been removed from the wreck of containership Kea Trader (IMO 9701281) since the beginning of summer by the Chinese Shanghai Salvage Company.
The removal of floating debris from the rear part continues whenever weather permits and almost all of it has been treated.
Kea Trader ran aground on Durand Reef on July 12th 2017 while travelling from Papeete, in French Polynesia, to Nouméa, New Caledonia, loaded with 756 containers and 26 flat-racks. She was only six months old.
After several months of being battered by waves and winds Kea Trader was declared a total loss in September 2017. Subsequent to the declaration it split in half during a storm last November.
2017-built, Malta-flagged, 25,145 gt Kea Trader is owned by Kea Trader GmbH care of manager Lomar Deutschland of Bremen, Germany. ISM manager is Columbia Shipmanagement-GEU of Hamburg, Germany.