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Bulk carrier collides with small tanker in Philippine coast

Bulk carrier collides with small tanker in Philippine coast

A Panama-flagged bulk carrier collided with a Philippine-flagged tanker off Luzon Point, Mariveles, Bataan, on 15 August 2020, according to the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG).

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The ships in question are the 207,400 dwt Capesize Dawn Horizon bulk carrier and the 2,800 dwt Malingap small clean tanker.

Malingap confirmed no physical injuries to his crew members. Nevertheless, the vessel suffered damage to the starboard bow bulwark, the forecastle deck on the starboard side, the tri-board side entry trunk, the railings, the fire hydrant and the fire hose case, and the tri-board section, among others, as a result of the sea collision.

“MV Dawn Horizon skippered by Captain Jovar Arboleda failed to perform necessary action based on the advisory of Vessel Traffic Management System (VTMS) – Corregidor that she was nearly (approximately two nautical miles) at the collision course of MTKR Malingap,” Antonio Guiritan, RAD officer of MTKR Malingap, stated.

After the incident, Malingap lodged a maritime complaint to the Coast Guard Sub-Station of Mariveles against Dawn Horizon.

Dawn Horizon, founded in 2013, is operated by Panama-based White Coral Maritime and commercially operated by Japan's NYK Line.

Maritime Business World 

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