Posted on June 04, 2019 by Ilias Kiritsis
According to the AWILCO LNG, its Liquified Natural Gas Tanker, WILFORCE was involved in a collision with another vessel on May the 30th while transiting off Singapore.
There is currently a limited amount of details released to the public as to the collision. Initial reports suggest that there were no injuries or an oil spill following the incident.
The Norwegian company refused to accept culpability over the collision, suggesting that the incident was entirely the fault of the other vessel. However, at this time AWILCO LNG is not willing to disclose the name of the other party.
"The vessel has full insurance cover for repair expenses and loss of hire, subject to a deductible. Based on a preliminary assessment of facts, Awilco LNG holds the other vessel fully and completely liable for the collision, and the company expects to recover all costs, losses and expenses including deductibles in due course,” said AWILCO LNG in a statement to the press.
The LNG Tanker is currently en route to a ship yard in Singapore where it can undergo class inspection and receive hull repairs.
According to the company, it is not yet certain for how long WILFORCE will be offhire at this point in time.