Handymax vs. VLOC near-miss in Bay of Gibraltar

GBC News reported near collision in Bay of Gibraltar in the morning Apr 10, when bulk carrier MARITIMIE UNITY nearly crashed into, understood, anchored VLOC FURIOUS. GBC News identified near victim vessel as Maritime Furious, apparently a mistake – there’s no such vessel, but there’s VLOC FURIOUS, fitting all details. Capesize bulk carrier most probably, called Bay of Gibraltar for bunkering. Port authorities said dangerous approach was caused by a strong wind. As actually, there was no accident, MARITIME UNITY was allowed to continue her voyage into Med. VLOC FURIOUS left Gibraltar same day, bound for Mauritania.

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