Cosco Fukuyama damaged after collision with tanker Gao Cheng 2 in China

Cosco Fukuyama damageThe container ship Cosco Fukuyama collided with product tanker Gao Cheng 2 in Xiashimen Channel at Ningbo-Zhoushan port complex, China. The tanker saw the boxship from starboard, but did not maneuvered accordingly and struck into her port board. The container ship Cosco Fukuyama suffered sufficient damages and large breach of the hull, which flooded one cargo compartment and some ballast tanks. The boxship got water ingress, but remained afloat and proceeded to anchorage near northern road of Hengdao island. The ship will undertake repairs at Zhoushan Ship Repair Yard and will be inspected before return in operations. The product tanker Gao Cheng 2 suffered damages in the bow section and will need of repair works, but did not get water ingress.

The local authorities started investigation for the root cause of the accident. The main reason was lack of communication and violation of ColReg. The both ships will be inspected before return in operations. Fortunately during the accident there were no injured people and no water pollution.

The container ship Cosco Fukuyama (IMO: 9400306) has overall length of 260.00 m, moulded beam of 32.00 m and maximum draft of 7.50 m. The deadweight of the vessel is 50,622 DWT and the gross tonnage is 40,165 GRT. The container carrier was built in 2009 by Samsung Shipbuilding and Heavy Industries in their shipyard in Geoje, South Korea.

The product tanker Gao Cheng 2 (IMO: 9571210) has deadweight of 19,098 DWT and gross tonnage of 12,320 GRT. The length of the ship is 150.00 m, beam is 24.00 m and maximum draft is 5.90 m. The ship was built in 2010 by Tai Tong Shipyard in Zhejiang, China. The owner and operator of the product tanker Gao Cheng 2 is Chinese company Hai Kuo Shipping.