Tanker hits Indian fishing boat, didn’t stop

Product tanker GLOBAL PEAK brushed Indian fishing boat some 15 nm off Kochi, India, Arabian sea, in the morning Sep 22. Tanker according to local fishermen, didn’t stop and sail away. Fishing boat was damaged but remained afloat, of 13 fishermen on board 4 were injured. Fishermen claim the boat was well-lit, but tanker didn’t change course. GLOBAL PEAK continued voyage, but at 1530 UTC stopped, probably ordered to stop by Indian Coast Guard, for investigation.
Product tanker GLOBAL PEAK, IMO 9125712, dwt 12083, built 1996, flag Panama, manager GLORY INTERNATIONAL FZ-LLC, UAE.



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