Tanker Damaged In Collision



Date:  27th June 2015.

Location:  Dardanelles Strait near Gallipoli, Turkey.

Vessels Involved:  Marshall Islands-flagged MT STI Pimlico collided with the Celestyal cruise ship Celestyal Crystal.

Casualties:  None.  

Damage- The Cruise ship suffered minor damage to its bow.  The tanker spilled Naphtha from one of its cargo tanks.

Repairs needed: Besiktas Shipyard has said that the repairs will include

  • The replacement of steel, blasting and painting of affected ballast/cargo tanks,
  • Renewal of damaged main deck outfitting,
  • Electrical systems and
  • Piping.