On October 12, the 300 meter long, 209090 dwt bulk carrier Conquistador allided with a quay near Odessa, Ukraine. The Conquistador had arrived from Vancouver with coal and was maneuvering to a berth when it’s bow struck the quay. The bulker sustained a dent to its bow while the quay suffered some damage. No reports of injuries or pollution released.
The 247 meter long, 89846 dwt bulk carrier Iron Destiny allided with a pier near Odessa, Ukraine. The Iron Destiny was entering the port in strong winds when it bumped into the pier. The bulk carrier suffered only dents and scratches, but 5 meters of the pier was damaged. No reports of injuries or pollution released. Reports state the vessel refused additional assistance even with the high winds.
The 62,921 dwt boxship RHL Fidelitas collided with a pilot boat and allided with the concrete pier at the port of Odessa, Ukraine. The pilot boat’s stern was crushed and later sank at the pier. The pier itself sustained significant damage. The cause of the accident was due to a main engine failure on the RHL Fidelitas. No reports of injuries or casualties. An investigation into the incident is being conducted.