Product tanker King Emerald dragged anchor and collided cargo ship SE Pacifica off Belgium

SE Pacifica collisionThe product tanker King Emerald dragged anchor and collided with general cargo ship SE Pacifica at Nieuwpoort anchorage in Belgium. The both ships suffered damages, but not endangering the seaworthiness. The incident was reported to local authorities and at the scene of the collision was dispatched tug, which assisted with towing the vessel and securing the anchors again. Later the general cargo ship SE Pacifica was towed to Vissingen for repairs, as during collision suffered damages in board and superstructure. The product tanker King Emerald proceeded to Port of Antwerp, as suffered minor damages in forepeak.

The local authorities started investigation for the accident. The anchor dragged in moderate weather, probably not being secure correctly. There were no injured people during the accident and no water pollution.

The product tanker King Emerald (IMO: 9267027) has overall length of 169.00 m, moulded beam of 29.00 m and maximum draft of 7.00 m. The deadweight of the ship is 38,850 DWT and the gross tonnage is 25,507 GRT. The tanker was built in 2004 by Guangzhou International Shipyard in China. The owner and operator of the ship is German company Columbia Shipmanagement Deutscheland.

The general cargo ship SE Pacifica (IMO: 9431460) has length of 138.00 m, moulded beam of 21.00 m and maximum draft of 6.00 m. The deadweight of the vessel is 12,649 DWT and the gross tonnage is 9,627 GRT. The general cargo ship SE Pacifica is owned and operated by Singapore company SE Shipping Lines.