Bulk Carrier Collided With Product Tanker

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

Alkiviadis

Accident type

:

Collision

Vessels Involved

:

Mangan Trader 2 and Alkiviadis

Casualty

:

None

Oil Spillage

:

Nil

Location

:

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 m 235.00 m

Moulded beam

28.00 m 32.00 m

Maximum draft

9.50 m  9.50 m

Deadweight of cargo vessel

 37,623 DWT 83,975 DWT

Gross tonnage

23,270 GRT 45,955 GRT

Built in

2006 2013

Built by

 Hyundai Mipo Dockyard Hyundai Samho Heavy Industries

Operated by  

Greek shipowner Capital Shipmanagement  Japanese company Nisshin Shipping

Source: Maritime News

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