Offshore supply ships collided at Ciudad del Carmen, Mexico

Offshore supply ship CALETA went out of control due to mechanical failure while leaving Ciudad del Carmen port, southeast Mexico, Gulf of Mexico, and struck berthed offshore supply ship DONA DIANA, at 0340 LT Sep 13. DONA DIANA was about to set sail with some 80 oil platform replacement personnel on board, to be transferred to oil platforms. DONA DIANA suffered starboard hull breach above waterline, her trip was cancelled. CALETA sustained superficial damages.
Offshore supply ship DONA DIANA, IMO 9460112, GT 427, built 2007, flag Mexico, manager Integral Naviera.
Offshore supply ship CALETA, IMO 9413171, dwt 597, built 2006, flag Mexico, manager MARINSA DE MEXICO SA DE CV.

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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.