Bulk carriers collided in Panama Canal Video

Bulk carrier IOLAS contacted by her portside bulk carrier SE NICKY starboard, at around 1000 LT (UTC -5) Mar 11 in front of Pedro Miguel Lock, Panama Canal. Both ships were transiting Canal in northern direction, to Atlantic. Both ships said to sustain slight damages, some of them can be seen on photos. Both ships completed transit and were anchored on Colon Anchorage, understood for damages assessment and investigation. IOLAS arrived from Chile, port of destination unknown. SE NICKY is en route from Mexico to Mobile USA. Traffic, according to Panama Canal Authority, wasn’t affected.
Bulk carrier IOLAS, IMO 9696450, dwt 63413, built 2016, flag Liberia, manager LAVINIA Corp., Greece.
Bulk carrier SE NICKY, IMO 9839088, dwt 37717, built 2018, flag Panama, manager SINCERE INDUSTRIAL Corp., Taiwan.


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