Tanker collided with fishing vessel, 1 dead, 2 missing, Galveston

Product tanker BOW FORTUNE collided with fishing vessel PAPPY’S PRIDE at around 2130 UTC Jan 14 while entering Galveston, USA, Gulf of Mexico. PAPPY’S PRIDE capsized, leaving 4 crew in water. 2 were rescued and transferred to medical emergency, 1 of them later died. 2 crew remain missing. Tanker berthed at Galveston, her port of destination, at around 2300 UTC. Search for 2 missing fishermen still continuing.
Fishing vessel PAPPY’S PRIDE, MMSI 367092780, length 27 meters, flag USA.
Product tanker BOW FORTUNE, IMO 9168635, dwt 37395, built 1000, flag Norway, manager ODFJELL ASIA II PTE LTD.

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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.