General cargo ship Arklow Willow collided with fishing vessel Agios Nektarios in Greece

Arklow WillowThe general cargo ship Arklow Willow collided with fishing vessel Agios Nektarios in Greece. The cargo ship was proceeding from Itea, Greece to Gibraltar passing through strait between Kefalonia and Zakinthos islands, when her route was crossed by fishing vessel Agios Nektarios. The general cargo ship was unable to prevent collision, despite of the last minute maneuver, and hit the starboard of the fishing trawler. The fishing vessel Agios Nektarios suffered starboard bow damages, breaches and some water ingress, but succeeded to proceed to Kyllini port under own power. The general cargo ship Arklow Willow was not damages and suffered some dents, but was ordered to anchor off Kyllini for further investigation.

The local authorities started investigation for the root cause of the accident. According to the evidences from the duty officer of general cargo ship Arklow Willow, the fishing trawler was not market with necessary lights and crossed her route. The fishing ship saw the general cargo ship from the starboard and was due to maneuver, but during trawling this was impossible. However, the further circumstances around the collision will be investigated and cleared in further stage.

The general cargo ship Arklow Willow (IMO: 9314600) has overall length of 136.00 m, moulded beam of 21.00 m and maximum draft of 5.20 m. The deadweight of the vessel is 14,001 DWT and the gross tonnage is 8,935 GRT. The carrier was built in 2004 by Kyokuyo Shipbuilding and Iron Works in Shimonoseki shipyard in Japan. The owner and operator of the general cargo ship is Irish company Arklow Shipping.

The fishing vessel Agios Nektarios has overall length of 33.00 m, moulded beam of 8.00 m and maximum draft of 3.00 m.