On November 1, the 129 meter long, 11215 dwt tanker Akdeniz collided with the 155 meter long, 17145 dwt container ship Matilde A in the Black Sea off Constanta, Romania. Both vessels had pilots on board proceeding in bad weather when the Akdeniz struck the Matilde A. The Matilde A sustained damage with a two meter gash and a small hole below the waterline in a starboard ballast tank. No reports of injuries or pollution released. Both vessels proceeded to Constanta under their own power. The Matilde A was reported to proceed to a shipyard for my repairs. Constanta authorities has launched an investigation into the incident.