Dutch freighter contacted ENI gas platform, Italy Adriatic

General cargo ship ZAANBORG left Ravenna Italy in the evening Jan 15, bound for Piraeus, but shortly after departure contacted ENI gas platform AGIP 1, some 3.5 nm off Ravenna. The ship was taken back to Ravenna, Corsini, and berthed, as of Jan 18 she remained at port, being under investigation. Platform wasn’t operating, extent of damages yet unknown. ZAANBORG suffered portside damages in forecastle area, see photo. The cause of accident yet unknown.
General cargo ship ZAANBORG, IMO 9224154, dwt 7200, built 2001, flag Netherlands, manager WAGENBORG.

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Hi! My name is Stepan Kotcherga, I’m Merchant Marine Navigation Officer, now a Second Officer working on dry cargo ships. My home is in Ukraine. I’m contributing maritime news and inside info.