Bulk carrier grounded to avoid sinking after collision with LNG tanker

September 1, 2022 Maritime Safety News

Bulk carrier OS 35 collided with LNG tanker ADAM LNG on Aug 29, understood at around 2000 UTC, while leaving anchorage off Gibraltar Point. ADAM LNG was anchored at the time of collision, and didn’t suffer serious damages. Bulk carrier sustained hull breach somewhere in fore asection, she developed heavy fore tilt and slight stb list, water ingress couldn’t be put under control, so the ship wastaken to the other side of the peninsula and grounded at Catalan Bay, to avoid sinking. Both ships called Gibraltar most probably, for bunkering and/or supplies, OS #% was leaving bound for, reportedly, Netherlands.as of 0530 UTC Aug 30, OS 35 AIS was on, bulk carrier being in the same position with all 24 on board, while ADAM LNG remained at anchor.


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