Bulk carrier Hai Yu collided with anchored freighter Zhi Kun 7 at Nakhodka Bay

Hai Yu bulkerThe bulk carrier Hai Yu collided with anchored general cargo ship Zhi Kun 7 at Nakhodka Bay anchorage on about one nautical mile from the port. The bulker was maneuvering to secure at the Anchorage No 2 in the bay, but was pushed by the current and adrifted over the anchored vessel Zhi Kun 7, according to report of Rosmorrechflot and local authorities. Following the collision, the ship Hai Yu suffered scratches in Hold No 4, while the freighter Zhi Kun 7 received 5-7 cm deep dents with size 1.5 x 2.0 m at the bulwark, but without suffering water ingress and without violating the seaworthiness. The accident was reported to local authorities and the both vessels will be safety inspected before allowed to return in service.

Fortunately during the accident there were no reported injuries and no water pollution. The investigation for the root cause of the accident is under way. The both ships are stable and their seaworthiness was not affected.

The bulk carrier Hai Yu (IMO: 9135511) has overall length of 176.62 m, moulded beam of 26.00 m and maximum draft of 6.00 m. The deadweight of the ship is 27,760 DWT and the gross tonnage is 17,075 GRT. The bulker was built in 1996 by Shin Kurushima Hashihama Dockyard in Japan.

The general cargo ship Zhi Kun 7 (IMO: 9614610) has overall length of 141.00 m, moulded beam of 20.00 m and maximum draft of 6.50 m. The deadweight of the vessel is 13,500 DWT and the gross tonnage is 8,646 GRT. The freighter was built in 2010 by Mingfa Shipbuilding in their yard in China.