A Panamanian ship and a Cambodian ship collided in the Tianjin Port anchorage in the eastern part of China on June 20.
Some information available from Chinese media regarding this collision are:
- The collision took place around 0325 hours.
- Ships collided are: Panamanian ship “Hong Kong movie star” and Cambodian ship “SO Fuk” (also reported as “Fu-Hsin Su”)
- Panamanian ship “Hong Kong movie star”
- 269 metres long and 43 metres wide, bulk carrier
- carrying 142,000 tons of iron ore
- 25 crew members on board are Chinese nationals
- due to collision the 150,000 ton ship was partially submerged
- Cambodian ship “SO Fuk”
- 100,000 ton ship’s bow damaged
- 146 metres long, 20.6 metres wide
- carrying 14,550 tons of cargo
- Tianjin Maritime Safety Administration (TMSA) immediately sent two coast guard ships for assistance and also made arrangements to prevent oil spill including safe transfer of fuel from the damaged ships.
- Timely action by TMSA has prevented casualties, oil pollution due to fuel leakage and sinking of the vessels.
View a video clip from NTDTV: Two Ships Collide off Chinas East Coast
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