General cargo vessel and tanker collision, North sea: UPDATE and photos

Aug 21: General cargo vessel SE PACIFICA and product tanker KING EMERALD collided at Nieuwpoort anchorage, Belgium, in the morning Aug 20. Both vessels were anchored, KING EMERALD anchor dragged, vessel started to drift and allided with SE PACIFICA. As of morning Aug 21, both vessel are positioned near collision site, KING EMERALD marked as “underway” but looking more “drifting” with some 1 knot speed, SE PACIFICA is marked as “not under command”. Tug ZEEHOND (IMO 8843549) is cruising nearby, moving in legs from one vessel to another.
Aug 23 UPDATE: SE PACIFICA reportedly is to be towed to Vissingen for repairs. KING EMERALD was docked in Antwerp on Aug 22.

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