ONE mega container ship struck, badly damaged tanker in Perama, Greece UPDATE

ONE mega container ship ONE BLUE JAY struck Turkish tanker GUNECE while proceeding to container terminal berth in Perama port, Piraeus, Greece, at around 1110 UTC Sep 26, on arrival from Singapore via Suez. One crew of tanker was injured, hospitalized. Tanker reportedly is badly damaged, there are some 5-6 tugs on the site, attempting to prevent tanker sinking. No other details available at the moment, probably situation isn’t so dramatic. ONE BLUE JAY was berthed at around 1140 UTC. Judging from track, container ship wasn’t stopped or turned in time, moved on and struck berthed tanker.

Sep 27 UPDATE: According to officials, tanker with 3200 tons of fuel cargo on board suffered hull crack, situation under control, tanker fenced off with booms.
Sep 27 UPDATE: Tanker was hit starboard, suffering hull breach and reportedly, water ingress in ballast tanks. Tanker developed stb list, see photo. Confirmed ONE BLUE JAY went out of control, couldn’t stop or turn in time, and allided with berthed tanker.

Container ship ONE BLUE JAY, IMO 9741372, dwt 145251, capacity 14026 TEU, built 2016, flag Japan, manager ONE – Ocean Network Express.
Chemical tanker GUNECE, IMO 9140841, dwt 6285, built 1998, flag Turkey, manager BEYKIM PETROLCULUK GEMI.



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.