Tanker collided with bridge, Mississippi river

Product tanker DANK SILVER collided with Sunshine Bridge, St. James Parish, Louisiana, Mississippi river, at around 1330 LT Jun 16, while proceeding downstream, shortly after leaving Convent, Burnside. Bridge was closed in both directions for roughly two hours, but state officials said the structure was not damaged. Tanker sailed downstream and was anchored at Gramercy, about an hour and a half later after collision, for damages assessment and investigation. No reports on tanker’s damages, tanker struck the fender that protects the bridge, probably damages are slight. No leak reported. Cause of collision yet unknown.

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% (09-AUG-18), compared to the fleet average 35%. New risk assessment reports can be purchased via FleetMon.
Red: Poorest performing; Amber: Average value; Green: Good indicator.

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