Bulk Carrier Collided With Product Tanker


Bulk carrier Mangan Trader 2 collided with a product tanker Alkiviadis.  No reports of casualty or pollution.


Accident type



Vessels Involved


Mangan Trader 2 and Alkiviadis




Oil Spillage





17 Nautical miles off Ostend, Belgium.

The incident had left a breach above the water line in one of the ballast tanks. Authorities detained the bulk carrier for inspection.  It was released after the inspection and allowed to resume voyage towards Western Scheldt, bound for Ghent, Belgium. The bulk carrier Mangan Trader 2 suffered a collision with product tanker Alkiviadis at 17 nautical miles off Ostend, Belgium.  The accident took place due to the failure in the steering gear of the bulk carrier and dashed the already anchored product tanker Alkiviadis.

The product tanker had to undergo repair work of the breach and later on allowed to resume the voyage. So far there is no report of any injury or water pollution.  The details of the vessels are given below:

Alkiviadis (IMO: 9327437)Mangan Trader 2 (IMO: 9591179)

Overall length

185.00 m235.00 m

Moulded beam

28.00 m32.00 m

Maximum draft

9.50 m 9.50 m

Deadweight of cargo vessel

 37,623 DWT83,975 DWT

Gross tonnage

23,270 GRT45,955 GRT

Built in


Built by

 Hyundai Mipo DockyardHyundai Samho Heavy Industries

Operated by  

Greek shipowner Capital Shipmanagement Japanese company Nisshin Shipping

Source: Maritime News


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