Tanker hits breakwater at Marseille, full speed VIDEO

Bunker tanker CAP PINEDE struck a breakwater in northern Marseille port, understood on Jun 15, while entering port. Tanker hit the dyke sailing at high speed, most probably due to steering failure, because she was obviously, trying to mitigate impact by reversing engine to full astern. Tanker was berthed after contact, and as of Jun 22, she has remained in the same position. No information on damages extent, but it was said, that she managed to move to port and berth, being under own power.
Product tanker CAP PINEDE, IMO 9539004, dwt 3536, built 2009, flag France, manager MARITIMA SA.

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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.