Tanker collided with bulk carrier, Gibraltar

Tanker MERIDIAN EXPRESS collided with bulk carrier SOUTHERN LIGHT at around 2240 LT Jan 23 on Gibraltar West Anchorage in Bay of Algeciras. Reportedly, tanker struck bulk carrier, both ships sustained damages and were detained for survey and investigation. Tanker arrived from Lagos on Jan 23 and probably, struck bulk carrier while maneuvering. SOUTHERN LIGHT at the time of accident was to set sail for Alexandria.

IMRRA, FleetMon’s official Vessel Risk Rating Partner, risk assessed this vessel as having an ‘green’ risk rating, with a specific risk rating of 30% (29-DEC-17), compared to the fleet average 34.8%. New risk assessment reports can be purchased via FleetMon.
Red: Poorest performing; Amber: Average value; Green: Good indicator.

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