Container ship collided with tanker Update separated after 48 hours salvage
Jun 16 UPDATE: After 48-hours work, container ship X-PRESS MAHANANDA and tanker BURGAN were separated from each other. The ships remained stuck together after Jun 14 collision, they’ve been towed to a pier in Chittagong, and separated on Jun 16. Container ship is to be taken to container terminal, to offload all of her cargo. BURGAN reportedly, will sail to Kuwait after completing repairs, necessary for regaining seaworthiness.
Jun 14: Container ship X-PRESS MAHANANDA collided with tanker BURGAN at around 0830 LT Jun 14 in Chittagong port channel, Bangladesh. BURGAN in ballast was leaving Chittagong, while container ship was proceeding to port, on arrival from Colombo. Both ships, obviously, sustained serious damages – see photo. Channel traffic was suspended. By 1130 LT ships were removed from fairway, traffic restored.
IMRRA, FleetMon’s official Vessel Risk Rating Partner, risk assessed this tanker as having a ‘amber’ risk rating, with a specific risk rating of 36% (14-JUN-19), compared to the fleet average 35%. New risk assessment reports can be purchased via FleetMon.
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