Posted on June 25, 2019 by Ilias Kiritsis
The Marshall Islands-flagged Aframax Class Oil Products Tanker, FOS HAMILTON collided with a pier during the early morning hours of June the 22nd, while attempting to moor at Russia’s Novorossiysk Oil Terminal.
The incident occurred at approximately 03:00 am LT at the Sheskharis Oil Terminal near the No. 1A wharf.
The tanker suffered damage to its portside stern during the collision. Reportedly, the pier also suffered extensive damage during the incident.
Thankfully, the Fos Hamilton’s hull was not breached as a result of the collision.
Following the incident, the tanker was moved to an anchorage where it remains anchored at this time.
Cargo operations in the pier have been temporarily suspended until a full damage assessment can be completed.
An official commission has been established in order to determine the cause behind the collision, and so as to establish the full extent of the damages to the pier.
Thankfully, the tanker had not begun loading operations at the time; no sign of pollution has been reported following the collision.
The vessels that had been nominated to use the berth 1A have been temporarily moved to berth 2.
The vessel is owned by Hamilton Shipping LLC.
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