On May 4, the 364 meter long, 128,550 dwt container ship allided with quay at the Jebel Ali container terminal in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The CMA CGM Centaurus was attempting to berth when it’s starboard bow struck the quay. The vessel hit a leg of a gantry crane causing it to collapse and another crane was pushed off its tracks. Ten people were injured during the incident. Authorities have launched an investigation into the incident.
The 45 meter long supply vessel Hamed II sank off the breakwater at Al Hamriya Port, Dubai, UAE. The Hamed II was at anchor riding out bad weather with gale force winds and waves up to six meters when the anchor line snapped and the vessel went adrift. The Hamed II was quickly swamped by the waves and sank some 30 meters off the breakwater. Five crewmen were able to escape, but the master of the vessel was reported missing. The Hamed II rests in 12 meters of water near the sunken tanker Lady Moon which sank the week before. Reports state the vessel had no cargo on board.
The 30 meter long tanker Lady Moon sank just outside of Al Hamriya Port, Dubai. The tanker sank near the breakwater in 12 meters of water. The cause of the sinking is unknown, but all five crewmen were rescued. Officials are concerned that the tanker may cause damage to the breakwater. There is some concern about pollution, but the Lady Moon had unloaded its cargo of diesel fuel just before it sank. Authorities are trying to establish who is the legal owner of the vessel.