The Aframax tanker Delta Pioneer allided with dolphin No 6 at Berth 1 in Primorsk Port, Russia. The vessel was maneuvering to berth at the terminal, but the stern towing line given to tanker from the towing tug broke up. The vessel suffered momentum and allided with the pier, causing damages of two sections of berth catwalk. The Aframax tanker did not suffered sufficient damages, remained afloat and successfully docked at the pier. The accident was reported to the local authorities and was ordered safety inspection and survey of the tanker. It was estimated the ship did not suffered structural damages and will be released after completion of the investigation for the circumstances and responsible for the collision.
Fortunately during the accident there were no injured people and no water pollution. The pier suffered sufficient damages, but none of them were structural. The berth will be closed for operation until further repairs.
The Aframax tanker Delta Pioneer (IMO: 9288693) has overall length 249.00 m, moulded beam of 44.00 m and maximum draft of 12.00 m. The deadweight of the vessel is 111,013 DWT and the gross tonnage is 62,320 GRT. The tanker was built in 2004 by Hyundai Heavy Industries in their shipyard in Samho, South Korea. The owner and operator of the vessel is Greek company Delta Tankers.