Bulk carrier BLUEBILL collided with Chagres river railway bridge in Panama Canal at around 1740 UTC Jun 23, judging from track. The ship is understood to be in ballast, transiting Canal from Pacific to Atlantic, en route from South Korea. Bridge is severely damaged, authorities said trains movement will be restored in no less than 16 days. The ship understood to be anchored, traffic not affected. No information on ship’s damages, probably superficial.
Bulk carrier BLUEBILL, IMO 9263306, dwt 37332, built 2004, flag Cyprus, manager NAVARONE SA Greece (EQUASIS).