Bulk carrier collided with tanker carrying 38000 tons of fuel in English Channel
Update: According to available photos, both vessels suffered significant damages. Looks like bulk carrier’s starboard bow struck tanker portside superstructure. Both vessels were proceeding in the same directions, looks like bulk carrier was overtaking tanker, something went wrong, and vessels collided.
Product tanker SEAFRONTIER collided with panamax bulk carrier HUAYANG ENDEAVOUR at around 0300 CET July 1 in English Channel in vicinity 51 14N 001 45E, north of Calais. Tanker loaded with 38000 tons of petrol fuel wan en route from Antwerp to Lagos, bulk carrier was ballasting from Ijmuiden Netherlands to Puerto Bolivar, Equador. Both vessels suffered damages, extent and other details unknown, but no leak reported. Tanker turned back and headed for Antwerp, bulk carrier was brought to anchor in Channel north of Calais, near collision site. There were no injures.