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.
Product tanker DANK SILVER, IMO 9718806, dwt 45923, built 2016, flag Marshall Islands, manager OMAN SHIPPING CO SAOC, Oman (EQUASIS).



Erofey is a Merchant Marine Captain with more than 20 years experience in commanding oil tankers. He works as a Captain, being most of his time at sea. He contributes maritime news.