Container ship collided with tug, causing fuel leak, Ravenna

Container ship BF PHILIPP allided with moored tug while entering port Of Ravenna, Italy, in the morning Mar 13. BF PHILIPP struck tug with her bulbous bow, breaching hull in fuel tank area. Diesel fuel leaked into water. Anti pollution operation was launched, no information yet on leaked fuel quantity. Prot was closed for in/out bound traffic during cleansing operation. As of 1200 UTC, according to AIS, port was open for traffic. BF PHILIPP after collision, was safely docked.
Container ship BF PHILIPP, IMO 9123324, dwt 6506, capacity 538 TEU, built 1996, flag Madeira, manager BF SHIPMANAGEMENT GMBH & CO KG.



Hi! My name is Stepan Kotcherga, I’m Merchant Marine Navigation Officer, now a Second Officer working on dry cargo ships. My home is in Ukraine. I’m contributing maritime news and inside info.