Hoek van Holland Collision
The 229 meter long tanker Athiri collided with the 171 meter long, 34620 dwt tanker Sloman Themis at the anchorage at Hoek van Holland. The Athiri had proceeding when it made an evasive maneuver causing it to strike the anchoring Sloman Themis. The Themis anchor chain broke and the vessel suffered damage to it’s bow. The Athiri suffered damage to its superstructure. Authorities detained both vessels and conducted an investigation. Reports state the captain of the Athiri was fined 10,000 € due to several infractions. No reports of injuries or any pollution being released from either tanker.