Container ships collided in Bangkok fairway

Container ship WAN HAI 272 collided with container ship SANTA LOUKIA in Bangkok approach fairway at around 0835 LT Jan 28, near buoy 9.
WAN HAI 272 sustained portside damages in fore cargo deck area, and remained at collision site, probably grounded, or entangled with buoy. As of 1130 LT Jan 28, WAN HAI 272 remained in the same position, with 3 tugs working on her. WAN HAI 272 was sailing to Laem Chabang from Bangkok, she arrived at Thailand from China.
SANTA LOUKIA suffered cargo deck damages, but was able to continue voyage and arrived at destination port, Bangkok, same day. On Jan 29 she left Bangkok, bound for Laem Chabang. The ship arrived at Thailand from Singapore.
Container ship WAN HAI 272, IMO 9493262, dwt 21650, capacity 1805 TEU, built 2011, flag Singapore, manager WAN HAI LINES.
Container ship SANTA LOUKIA, IMO 9634658, dwt 16889, capacity 1700 TEU, built 2015, flag Malta, manager EASTERN MEDITERRANEAN MTME-LIE, Greece.



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