Bulk carriers Besiktas M and Common Spirit collided at Chittagong Anchorage

Common SpiritThe bulk carriers Besiktas M and Common Spirit collided at Chittagong Anchorage, southeastern Bangladesh. The accident happened after bulker Besiktas M dragged anchor and was drifted to the other ship. The collision caused damages to the boards and hulls of the both vessels, but without underwater breaches and water ingress. The ships remained afloat, but local authorities orders special survey and inspection. At the scene of the accident was dispatched towing tug, which secured the anchor of bulk carrier Besiktas M. There were no injured people and no water pollution after the accident.

The investigation for the root cause of the collision is under way. The ships will be repaired and inspected before return in operations.

The bulk carrier Besiktas M (IMO: 9291365) has overall length of 189.00 m, moulded beam of 32.00 m and maximum draft of 10.90 m. The deadweight of the ship is 53,020 DWT and the gross tonnage is 29,353 GRT. The vessel was built in 2003 by Oshima Shipbuilding in their shipyard in Saikai, Japan.

The bulk carrier Common Spirit (IMO: 9594717) has overall length of 190.00 m, moulded beam of 32.00 m and maximum draft of 8.00 m. The deadweight of the ship is 57,079 DWT and the gross tonnage is 32,987 GRT. The vessel is operated by Greek company Common Progress.