The Astute-class nuclear powered submarine HMS Ambush collided with the 183 meter long, 35,966 dwt tanker Andreas off the coast of Gibraltar. The submarine was conducting a training exercise when it had a glancing collision with hull of the Andreas. The HMS Ambush sustained hull damage, but no injuries or damage to its nuclear power plant. No reports of injuries or pollution released on the Andreas. The Royal Navy has launched an investigation into the incident.
The 290 meter long, 185827 dwt bulk carrier Cape Med collided with the 169 meter long, 22271 dwt freighter Le Sheng off Algeciras, Spain. The Cape Med had departed from Gibraltar when it was struck by the Le Sheng which was approaching Algeciras. The Le Sheng’s bow was crushed while the Cape Med suffered damage to a ballast tank resulting in water ingress. No reports of injuries. Both vessels were detained and dropped anchor in the Bay of Gibraltar to await surveys. Authorities have launched an investigation into the incident.
The 225 meter long, 74382 dwt bulk freighter Yong Tong became disabled near Isla de Tarifa and Gibraltar. The Yong Tong had suffered engine failure and gone adrift. The crew requested assistance with a salvage tug responding. The tug was able to take the bulk freighter under tow and proceeded to Algeciras. The Yong Tong was en route to New Orleans from Gibraltar in ballast. No reports of injuries, damage or pollution released.