Collision on Western Scheldt

Collision on Western Scheldt

Seatrout
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The 225 meter long, 68789 dwt bulk carrier Usolie collided with the 188 meter long, 40600 dwt tanker Seatrout on the Western Scheldt near Bath, Netherlands.  Both vessels were headed downstream from Antwerp in ballast with the Seatrout headed for Ust-Luga while the Usolie was bound for Klaipeda. The Seatrout had not maintained enough distance where the channel narrowed and was struck at the stern by the Usolie.  The Usolie sustained only minor damage and was allowed to continue on its voyage. The Seatrout was nudged out of the fairway and went aground on a mud bank. The vessel requested assistance with 4 tugs responding. The tugs waited until high tide before pulling the Seatrout free. Traffic was halted for vessels over 200 meters long and fishing was prohibited during the incident.

The Seatrout was towed to Vlissingen for inspection for damage.  No reports of injuries on either vessel.

Vita

Vita

Vita

The 88 meter long, 4161 dwt cargo vessel Vita became disabled in the Celtic Sea near Ushant,, France. The Vita was en route to Puerto de Pasajes from Bremen with 3500 tons of steel when it suffered engine failure and power blackout. The crew requested assistance with the French authorities dispatching a rescue vessel to the scene. The 80 meter long rescue ship Abeille Bourbon arrived on scene and took the Vita under tow.  The two vessels proceeded to Brest.  No reports of injuries, damage or pollution released.

Abeille Bourbon

Collision on Azov-Don Canal

Collision on Azov-Don Canal

Veles

The 132 meter long, 4660 dwt tanker Volgoneft-210 collided with the 108 meter long cargo vessel Veles on the Azov-Don Sea Canal near Rostov-on-Don, Russia.  Reports state the vessels were proceeding in reduced visibility when the Volgoneft-210 struck the Veles.  The Veles sustained damage along the bulwark and main deck.  No reports of injuries or pollution released. Both vessels were ordered to proceed to Rostov-on-Don for surveys.  Authorities have launched an investigation into the incident.