The bulk carrier C.S. Dream collided and dragged buoy at the shipping channel in Port of Burgas, Bulgaria. The vessel was proceeding through the channel to dock at the port with pilot on board, but maneuvered hardly to avoid collision with small pleasure craft and the Master lost container, colliding with the Buoy No 6 at the channel. During the collision the rudder stock raveled the anchor chain of the buoy and dragged it to the pier. The vessel docked at the Pier 22 in Port of Burgas without anyone of the bridge to see the dragged buoy. After docking the accident was noticed by the port authorities and dockworkers and was ordered special survey and underwater inspection.
After inspection was estimated that the buoy chain with the anchor are wrapped at the rudder. Fortunately there were no damages to the steering gear and propellers, as one of the blades suffered slight scratches. The buoy was released from the rudder and propeller without causing any damages.
The authorities started investigation for the responsible of the minor accident. The master of the ship will be fined for the damages caused to the shipping channel. The Buoy No 6 will be replaced during the day.
The bulk carrier C.S. Dream (IMO: 9401946) was making a voyage from Mina Saqr, UAE to Burgas, Bulgaria with cargo of gas pipelines. The vessel has overall length of 190.00 m, moulded beam of 32.00 m and maximum draft of 9.20 m. The deadweight of the ship is 50,780 DWT and the gross tonnage is 29,105 GRT. The vessel was built in 2010 by Oshima Shipbuilding in their shipyard in Saikai, Japan.