Spliethoff's Damgracht collides with Croatian-flagged bulker in Sabine Pass
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Spliethoff’s Damgracht collides with Croatian-flagged bulker in Sabine Pass

Photo source: United States Coast Guard

Spliethoff’s D-Type general cargo vessel Damgracht collided with the Croatian-flagged AP Revelin at Sabine Pass in the United States. The U.S. Coast Guard received a report of the incident between the two vessels on August 21. Since then, both vessels were anchored for inspection.

In its statement, AP Revelin owner, Atlantska Plovidba noted that the vessel sustained significant material damage, luckily without injuries to the crew nor any harm to the environment.

The company noted that a comprehensive inspection and repairs will have to be done to the vessel which will see the vessel sidelined for a significant amount of time.

Spliethoff's Damgracht collides with Croatian-flagged bulker in Sabine Pass
Photo source: U.S. Coast Guard

Responding to an inquiry by Project Cargo Journal, Spliethoff spokesperson noted that the company’s multipurpose vessel Damgracht was inbound at Sabine Pass to the Port of Beaumont, when a short technical failure occurred resulting in a loss of power/steering, and the vessel collided in the Outer Bar channel with the outbound AP Revelin.

“M.v. Damgracht sustained superficial damage to her bow, whereas the AP Revelin sustained more severe damage to her port side stern,” the statement reads with the spokesperson adding, “We sincerely regret the incident but fortunately, no one was hurt and no pollution occurred.”

Author: Adnan Bajic

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