LPG tanker collided with oil tanker off Ulsan, Japan sea
LPG tanker BUENA REINA collided with product tanker KEUNSUL 3 on Ulsan outer anchorage, Korea, Japan sea, at night local time July 7, while proceeding in opposite directions. KEUNSUL 3 was approaching Ulsan, BUENA REINA was leaving port. Understood Korean tanker struck LPG tanker, inflicting portside aft damages. KEUNSUL 3 suffered fore damages, proceeded to port and moored in the morning July 8, while BUENA REINA was brought to anchor near collision site. One Filipino crew of LPG tanker was injured and received medical treatment. No leak reported.
As of 0500 UTC July 8, KEUNSUL 3 was berthed at Ulsan port, BUENA REINA was at anchor.
Negligence of both ships’ watches is said to be the cause of an accident.