Tanker collided with pier, terminal inoperable, Croatia facing oil shortage
Product tanker STI POPLAR loaded with some 27000 tons of fuel collided with oil terminal pier at Ploce, Dubrovnik, Croatia, Adriatic sea, understood on Aug 5, while maneuvering to berth. Pier and oil transfer equipment were said to be heavily damaged, with some crushed parts falling into water. Tanker’s stern was also damaged, according to officials, but no leak occurred. Tanker was brought to anchor at Ploce anchorage, for assessment of damages, damages costs and investigation. It is said, that damages sustained by terminal amount to millions of euro, and with terminal being inoperable for at least 7 days, oil supply of Croatia, Bosnia and Montenegro may be hampered.
IMRRA, FleetMon’s official Vessel Risk Rating Partner, risk assessed this tanker as having a ‘green’ risk rating, with a specific risk rating of 26% (27-MAR-18), compared to the fleet average 34.8%. New risk assessment reports can be purchased via FleetMon.
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