Tanker Damages Port Bow Bulwark

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A recently published article in the maritime bulletin written by Erofey Schkvarkin reveals that there was no collision between a Suezmax tanker and an FPSO but just a contact.

What happened

Tanker management sent a report on an accident, reporting no collision, but a contact with SBM mooring chain.

There was NO collision or contact between the Olympic Future and the FPSO.

The vessel made contact with one of the SBM mooring chains only causing superficial damage to the port bow bulwark. No pollution and no injuries.

The Master and the pilot on board confirm that there was no contact between the vessels. The contact with the mooring chain was as a result of a severe gust of wind.

The Olympic Future sailed on passage to East India via Suez at 0200 hrs local time last night.

What was reported earlier

Suezmax tanker OLYMPIC FUTURE collided with FPSO YUUM KAK NAAB at night Jul 1 on oil field off Campeche, Mexico, Gulf of Mexico, in stormy weather conditions.

FPSO hull suffered a 1.5 meter long gash, no reports on tanker damages.FPSO suspended all operations, though no oil leak is reported.

OLYMPIC FUTURE left oil field and as of morning Jul 3, was sailing in northern direction, port of destination unknown, status of tanker unknown.

About the tanker and FPSO

Crude oil tanker 

Crude oil tanker OLYMPIC FUTURE, IMO 9271353, dwt 155039, built 2004, flag Greece, manager SPRINGFIELD SHIPPING CO.

FPSO 

FPSO (Floating Production Storage and Offloading Unit) YUUM KAK NAAB, IMO 7708302, dwt 360700, built 1981, operator PEMEX.

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Source: Maritime Bulletin

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