The 166 meter long bulk freighter Rickmers Dubai reported colliding with another vessel off Dungeness, England. The bulk carrier had struck another vessel during the night and contacted the Dover Coastguard of the incident. The other vessels involved was the 113 gt tug Kingston which was towing the barge Walcon Wizard. The RNLI launched lifeboats to the scene finding all three vessels in stable condition. Luckily, the Rickmers Dubai had passed between the tug and barge causing minimal damage to the tug and barge. The barge crew dropped its anchor and waited until it could be towed to Dover harbour later the same day. There were no injuries on any vessel involved. The Kingston was able to proceed under its own power back to port. The Rickmers Dubai anchored off Newhaven while authorities investigated the incident. No reports of pollution released.
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