Container ship Hanjin New York dragged anchor and collided with MSC Claudia off Singapore

Hanjin New YorkThe container ship Hanjin New York dragged anchor and collided with container carrier MSC Claudia off Singapore. The both vessels were anchored at Eastern Bunkering A area off Changi Naval Base, but under the strong winds the Hanjin-owned vessel dragged anchor and smashed into the bow of the MSC vessel. Following the collision, a dozen of containers fell from Hanjin New York fell overboard, as some fell into the water and another on the fore section of MSC Claudia. The accident was reported to local authorities and at the scene of the accident was dispatched tug, which towed Hanjin vessel and secured her at the anchorage.

During the accident, there were no injured people and no water pollution. The both vessels suffered minor damages, but will be inspected before allowed to resume operations.

The containers of Hanjin New York, which fell into the water will be removed, but the maritime administration issued preliminary notice of awareness to the seafarers. The other containers, which fell on board of MSC Claudia will be unloaded at the container terminal.

The container ship Hanjin New York (IMO: 9461506) has overall length of 334.20 m, moulded beam of 42.80 m and maximum draft of 14.50 m. The deadweight of the vessel is 103,310 DWT and the gross tonnage is 97,825 GRT. The boxship has capacity to carry 8,580 TEU, equipped with 800 reefer points. The vessel is driven by main engine Wartsila-Sulzer 12RT-flex96C with total output power of 85,900 hp, which allows maximum speed of 24.5 kts. The container carrier Hanjin New York was built in 2011 by Hyundai Samho Heavy Industries in their shipyard in South Korea.

msc claudiaThe container carrier MSC Claudia (IMO: 8803410) was built in 1989 by Ishikajima-Harima Heavy Industries in Japan. The vessel is owned by Zodiac Maritime and under the charter by CSAV. The overall length of the box ship is 292.10 m, moulded beam of 32.30 m and maximum draft of 12.50 m. The deadweight of the ship is 59,285 DWT and the gross tonnage is 50,462 GRT. The container carrier MSC Claudia has maximum capacity to 4,038 TEU with 240 reefer plugs. The vessel is driven by main engine Wartsila-Sulzer 9RTA84C with total output power of 38,500 hp.