The 64 meter long tug Manhanuwara collided with the 102 meter long, 4900 dwt bulk freighter Thor Gitta near the grounded vessel Angel 1 off Mauritius. Both vessels have been chartered for the salvage of the Angel 1 which sits on the reefs off Poudres-d’Or, Mauritius. The collision resulted in only slight damage on the Thor Gitta. Reports state the Thor Gitta proceeded back to the Angel 1 where it is transferring 32,000 tons of rice cargo.
The 6611 dwt tanker Grigoriy Bugrov collided with the fireboat PGK-638 in the Volga–Caspian Sea Canal near the 150 kilometer mark. The PGK-638 struck the tanker in the port bow section. The tanker’s hull had a 1.5 meter hole in the hull 3 meters above the waterline. The fireboat had its railings bent and a life raft damaged. No reports of injuries or pollution being released. Both vessels are heading to Astrakhan for further investigation. The Grivoriy Bugrov had been originally scheduled to sail to Astrakhan, Russia from Turkmenbashi, Turkmenistan with 5000 metric tons of heavy fuel oil.
The 26,778 dwt bulk carrier Cason J. Callaway collided with the 304 meter long, 82,209 dwt bulk carrier Indiana Harbor at Duluth-Superior, Harbor. The Cason J. Callaway had just completed loading iron ore and was leaving the CN doc when it struck the Indiana Harbor which was moored at the Midwest Energy dock loading coal. The Indiana Harbor suffered damage to the starboard side of its hull. The Callaway suffered some damage, but was able to make temporary repairs and proceed the following day. No reports of injury or pollution being released.
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