Greek bulk carriers collided at Ust Luga, Russia

Bulk carrier while unmooring at Ust Luga port, Russia, Baltic, contacted berthed bulk carrier DIVA, at around 0300 Moscow time Mar 25, DIVA mooring lines broke up. DIVA portside hull in cargo holds area suffered large dent and most probably, breach. MARCO is understood to sustain some damages too, but there’s no detailed information yet. MARCO was anchored at Ust Luga outer anchorage, for inspection and investigation, the ship is to sail to Tallinn. DIVA remained berthed, she arrived on Mar 23.
Bulk carrier MARCO, IMO 9528574, dwt 81393, built 2009, flag Liberia, manager Sea Traders, Greece.
Bulk carrier DIVA, IMO 9609811, dwt 56582, built 2011, flag Liberia, manager STARBULK, Greece.



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