Chemical tanker collides with bulk carrier in the English Channel

By Accidents

Orange Island, a bulk carrier, has collided with Sten Moster, a chemical tanker, in the middle of the English Channel. The incident happened in the early hours on Sunday off Portland. Both ships departed Antwerp and were sailing in the same direction. According to AIS data, the collision happened as Orange Island tried to overtake the Sten Moster.

The chemical tanker suffered a large hole (3m x 5m) on its portside. The Portland Coastguard assisted in diverting the vessel to Port of Rotterdam for repair works. The bulk carrier suffered only minor damage such as scratches and it was able to continue its journey towards New London (United States).

Sten Moster (IMO number 9341184 and MMSI 236313000) is a chemical tanker registered in Gibraltar. The 16,613-ton vessel was built in 2006 and is managed by Rederiet Stenersenas (Norway). Current position of Sten Moster.

Orange Island (IMO number 9401958 and MMSI 370724000) is a bulk carrier registered in Panama. The 50,806-ton vessel was built in 2010 and is managed by Temm Maritime CO Ltd (Japan). Last position of Orange Island.