The container ship Victoria Trader collided with chemical tanker in Japan sea off Ulsan, South Korea. The both vessel were proceeding in same direction approaching to Onsan, but container carrier made maneuver and contacted the chemical tanker’s starboard amidship. Following the collision the both ship suffered damages and minor and remained afloat. There are no reported breached and immediate danger for their seaworthiness. The accident was reported to local authorities and the ship proceeded to Ulsan, where were berthed according to their schedules. The vessels will be inspected before allowed to return in service.
There were no reported injuries and no water pollution during the accident. The exact circumstances around the collision are unknown and local authorities initiated investigation for the root cause of the accident.
The ships will remained docked until further special survey and inspection.
The container ship Victoria Trader (IMO: 9437189) has overall length of 166.00 m, moulded beam of 25.00 m and maximum draft of 8.50 m. The deadweight of the vessel is 18,471 DWT and the gross tonnage is 15,334 GRT.
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