Tanker damaged in collision with fishing vessel, returned to Falmouth

Tanker collided with 22-meter French fishing vessel at around 1800 UTC Dec 14 in English Channel S of Falmouth, said CornwallLive news outlet. A spokesman for the Marine Coastguard Agency (MCA) said the tanker was on route from Falmouth to New York USA, when she collided with fishing vessel. Fishing vessel sustained superficial damages, tanker sustained a hole around 50cm by 100cm in its ballast tank, and had to return to Falmouth. She anchored at Falmouth Anchorage at night Dec 14, and as of Dec 15, remained in the same position.
Tanker wasn’t identified, but available info point at product tanker TEAM HAWK.
Product tanker TEAM HAWK, IMO 9396000, dwt 25385, built 2008, flag Malta, manager TEAM TANKERS MANAGEMENT A/S.



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.