Collision on Rio Paraná

Octbreeze Island
Photo: periodismo365.tevy.com.ar

On December 13, the 176 meter long chemical tanker Ghetty Bottiglieri collided with the 180 meter long bulk carrier Octbreeze Island at the 285 kilometer mark on the Paraná River off San Pedro, Argentina. The Octbreeze Island was heading down the river when it was struck in it’s port side by the bow of the Ghetty Bottiglieri. The Octbreeze Island suffered a 5 to 6 meter gash in its hull resulting in its fuel tanks being punctured.  The bulk carrier had severe flooding and developed a list, but was not in danger of sinking. A large oil slick formed downstream from the bulk carrier which was partially contained later by booms placed by authorities. The Ghetty Bottiglieri sustained damage to its bow. No reports of injuries on either vessel.  Both vessels dropped anchor near the area of the collision. Authorities have launched an investigation into the incident. Local reports state the vessels were in a severe storm at the time of the collision.

Sri Kandi 515

Sri Kandi 515
Photo: Fleetmon

The 88 meter long tanker Sri Kandi  515 went ashore in the Gulf of Thailand at Narathiwat, Thailand. The tanker had been moored offshore when strong winds caused her anchor line to drag.  No reports of injuries.  Reports state there are no signs off pollution as the tanker holds remain intact with its 2500 ton cargo of palm oil. The Sri Kandi 515 had been hijacked on October 9 in Kalimantan waters by pirates.

Senator

Senator

The 116 meter long, 3340 dwt general cargo ship Senator ran aground on the Volga River at Olya, Russia. The Senator was moving between berths when it veered out of the fairway and ran aground.  The following day a tug assisted in refloating the vessel. No reports of injuries, damage or pollution released.

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