SIMONE vs. PATANI, Baltic
General cargo vessel SIMONE and product tanker PATANI collided in the evening June 23 west of Fehmarn Belt, between Germany’s Fehmarn Island and Danish Lolland Island. Vessels were moving on crossing courses – SIMONE was sailing in northern direction from Kiel to Nakskov, Denmark, PATANI was sailing in east direction, en route from Kalundborg, Denmark, to Swinoujscie, Poland. Understood both vessels suffered damages, extent unknown. No spill reported so far. SIMONE after collision continued voyage and docked in Nakskov, PATANI was anchored near collision site. At 0900 UTC June 25 vessels were in the same position.