February 7, 2012 Leave a Comment
The 243 meter long, 107507 dwt tanker Shah Deniz collided with the 225 meter long, 73603 dwt bulk freighter Ju Da on the Black Sea outside the port of Novorossiysk, Russia. The two vessels were struck by high winds when the Ju Da struck the Shah Deniz. Both vessels sustained some damage, but no reports of hull damage below the waterline. Reports state there has been some fuel pollution released. Both vessels were attempting to evade a severe storm in the area. No reports of injuries. Authorities have stated they will investigate into the incident.