ONE mega container ship ONE BLUE JAY struck Turkish tanker GUNECE while proceeding to container terminal berth in Perama port, Piraeus, Greece, at around 1110 UTC Sep 26, on arrival from Singapore via Suez. Tanker reportedly is badly damaged, there are some 5-6 tugs on the site, attempting to prevent tanker sinking. ONE BLUE JAY was berthed at around 1140 UTC. Judging from track, container ship wasn’t stopped or turned in time, moved on and struck berthed tanker.
According to officials, tanker with 3200 tons of fuel cargo on board suffered hull crack, situation under control, tanker fenced off with booms.
BDP International is actively monitoring the situation and will continue to keep customers apprised of any updates regarding affected shipments. As always, should you have any questions or concerns, please reach out to your local BDP representative.
Source: Maritime Bulletin