LPG tanker WAASMUNSTER breached in collision with fv GROS LOULOU, Le Havre
French fishing vessel GROS LOULOU collided with anchored on Le Havre anchorage LPG tanker WAASMUNSTER on the night July 15, MRCC Jobourg intercepted radio talks between vessels at about 0210 LT July 15. GROS LOULOU confirmed the collision with WAASMUNSTER, loaded with 18000 tons of butane. GROS LOULOU suffered bow damage, but there was no water ingress. WAASMUNSTER suffered hull breach below waterline with ensuing water ingress. Salvage teams including divers were delivered on board of tanker, by 0520 LT hole was sealed, holed compartment understood to be dried. GROS LOULOU reported to MRCC Jobourg water ingress at 0700, but not critical. GROS LOULOU safely reached port and docked at 0845 at Port-en-Bessin.
As of 1100 UTC July 15, WAASMUNSTER remained anchored on Le Havre anchorage.