Bulk carrier struck by disabled cargo ship, Hooghly river VIDEO

Cargo ship or self-propelled barge SOHOM IV on Sep 18 suffered engine failure in Diamond Harbor waters, Kolkata, Hooghly river, India. The ship started to drift, carried by strong current, and struck anchored bulk carrier, which wasn’t identified. SOHOM IV was finally, taken under control and anchored near collision side. Bulk carried sustained damages, yet to be estimated. According to tracks and video, stricken bulk carrier is most probably, SAMIR, anchored at Diamond harbor anchorage since early September. The ship arrived from Novorossiysk Russia. Information provided by Salvage_and_wreck https://www.instagram.com/salvage_and_wreck/
Bulk carrier SAMIR, IMO 9235854, dwt 52510, built 2001, flag Panama, manager SAMIR SHIPPING CO LLC, Belize (since 2023), insurer Britannia Steamship insurance Association Ld.
Cargo ship SOHOM IV, MMSI 419741284, flag India, length 89 meters.



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