Capesize near collision at port, Argentina VIDEO

Bulk carrier STAR PIERA suffered engine failure while berthing at Port Quequen, Argentina, in the afternoon Mar 26. Giant ship went out of control and was heading straight at pier, but thanks to tugs and released stb anchor, she was stopped meters from pier. Luckily, contact was avoided, one possible accident less, shipping has more than enough problems with coronavirus BS, which problems dwarf all routine accidents.
Bulk carrier STAR PIERA, IMO 9450909, dwt 91945, built 2010, flag Malta, manager STARBULK SA, Greece.

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My name is Nikolay Torkin, I’m Merchant Marine Master, presently in command of feeder container ship trading in South East Asia. My family lives in Prague, Czech Republic. Mikhail provides me with daily accidents reports, I send him information with regards to accidents and container ships.