Dry dock flooded, vessels inside damaged, Cape Town
Caisson in the Sturrock Dry Dock in Cape Town was breached in the morning Dec 7, dock with three ships inside was flooded. AHST GO REGULUS “nearly turned sideways as it knocked into the unidentified vessel behind it and the sides of the dock with a loud bang and a lot of splashing”, reported local media. Chinese factory trawler LONGDA (IMO 8225412) slipped backward out of the way of the other vessels.
Extent of damages unknown, there is no AIS signal from GO REGULUS after the accident, LONGDA is berthed at pier, apparently being taken out from dock.