LNG tanker FEDOR LITKE collision delayed maiden voyage to Arctic

Bunker tanker ZALIV AMERIKA allided with LNG tanker FEDOR LITKE while unmooring after bunkering at 1540 Nov 14. Brand new LNG tanker, which was to set sail soon for her maiden voyage to Sabetta, Arctic, suffered hull breach some 0.2 meter long 1 meter above waterline in ballast tank 4 area. No information on bunker tanker damages.
LNG tanker FEDOR LITKE was built in Korea specially for transporting LNG from Arctic (Yamal, Sabetta port) LNG Plant.
LNG tanker FEDOR LITKE, IMO 9768370, GT 112532, built 2017, flag Cyprus.
Product tanker ZALIV AMERIKA, IMO 8714592, dwt 3302, built 1989, flag Russia, manager NAYADA CO LTD, Vladivostok.



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