Thai Navy Auxiliary tanker collided with Korean tanker, Gulf of Siam
Royal Thai Navy Command on Mar 1 issued a statement describing the details of a collision between Thai Navy water supply tanker HTMS CHUANG and Korean tanker DONGYANG CHEMI, which occurred in the morning Feb 26 in Map Ta Put area, Rayong Province, southeast Thailand, Gulf of Siam. Reportedly, tanker was under way after loading fresh water, but went out of control after engine failure, and allided with anchored DONGYANG CHEMI. HTMS CHUANG sustained bow dent, while Koeran tanker suffered hull breaches above waterline. On Feb 27, DONGYANG CHEMI moved to Thai Navy Base Sattahip, probably for repairs, and for investigation in order to assess damages cost.
Royal Thai Navy Auxiliary water supply tanker (841) HTMS CHUANG, displacement 180 ton, commissioned 1966.
IMRRA, FleetMon’s official Vessel Risk Rating Partner, risk assessed this tanker as having a ‘green’ risk rating, with a specific risk rating of 33% (31-AUG-18), compared to the fleet average 35%. New risk assessment reports can be purchased via FleetMon.
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