Bulk carrier and cargo ship collided in Aegean sea

Bulk carrier PANDA and general cargo ship BARLAS collided in Aegean sea off Babakale, Ayvacik district of Canakkale, sometime between 2000-2200 UTC Dec 6, both proceeding in the same direction. Both ships reportedly sustained slight damages and were allowed to resumed voyage. PANDA is under way and as of 0900 UTC Dec 7, she was west of Ikaria, en route from Ukraine to Egypt. It is not clear what’s present status and condition of BARLAS, though. Her last AIS are dated Dec 5.
Bulk carrier PANDA, IMO 9288540, dwt 29870, built 2004, flag Panama, manager CLIO NAVIGATION CORP, Greece.
General cargo ship BARLAS, IMO 8827430, dwt 1606, built 2008, flag Panama, manager POMARTRANS Istanbul.



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.