Posted on July 10, 2019 by Ilias Kiritsis
The Maltese-flagged Bulk Carrier KLIMA collided with the Marshall-Islands flagged Bulk Carrier, SPRING SNOW in the evening July 4th while the two vessels were undergoing bunkering operations in Singapore anchorage.
The incident occurred while the two vessels were in the process of refuelling. The bunkering vessel Libra was berthed next to Klima while the bunkering vessel Spring was berthed right next to Spring Snow.
Not much information is known at this point as to the circumstances surrounding the collision.
What we do know, is that as a result of the incident, the Klima suffered extensive damages, and experienced a hull breach leading to considerable water ingress.
The No. 4 Hold of the KLIMA has been flooded, however, the vessel appears to not be in immediate danger of sinking.
The two bunkering vessels did not suffer any damage during the collision; there’s no information on the extent of the damages on the Spring Snow.
The Klima had been transporting over 30,000 tons of iron ore from India to China when it arrived at the Port of Singapore.
Spring Snow had arrived at Singapore Anchorage from Argentina.
Image Courtesy of Marine Traffic