LNG tanker struck VLCC tanker at Fujairah, heavy damages PHOTOS

LNG tanker ASEEM struck anchored VLCC tanker SNINYO OCEAN at around 2000 UTC Mar 24 at Fujairah Anchorage, UAE, Gulf of Oman. SHINYO OCEAN suffered a huge portside hull-height breach, ASEEM reportedly, suffered severe bow damage. After collision, ASEEM was anchored, SHINYO OCEAN was relocated to other position. Both ships as of morning Mar 26 remain anchored in the same positions. According to track, ASEEM in ballast arrived at Fujairah anchorage from India, probably for bunkering, because initially she was bound for Qatar. SHINYO OCEAN is anchored at Fujairah since Mar 16.
LNG tanker ASEEM, IMO 9377547, GT 97874, built 2009, flag Malta, manager SCI India.
Crude oil tanker SHINYO OCEAN, IMO 9197868, dwt 281395, built 2001, flag HK, manager NAVIG8 VL8 POOL (EQUASIS).



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