According to the Latvian Naval Forces Rescue Coordination Center, both vessel were maneuvering dangerously which resulted in a collision near the Mikelbaka lighthouse. Both vessels sustained damages but continued towards their destinaions. There were no reports of injuries, no pollution was observed.
Coral Opal (IMO number 9591973 and MMSI 373495000) was built in 2012 and is registered in Panama. The 221-metre bulk carrier was en route from Riga to Amsterdam.