Product tanker Kolin 5 grounded in Dardanelles

Product tanker Kolin 5The chemical and product tanker Kolin 5 grounded in Dardanelles off Kepez Limani, Turkey. The vessel was hit a mud shallow after engine failure, but succeeded to reduce the dead inertion and did not suffered serious damages. The crew succeeded to restart the engine and requested assistance from the local authorities. At the scene of grounding was dispatched salvage tug, which refloated the product tanker Kolin 5. Fortunately the ship did not suffered any breaches and serious damages in the underwater hull, but was towed and docked at Kepez port, where will be inspected and special surveyed. The vessel is operating at Port of Canakkale, as bunkering tanker.

The local authorities started investigation for the root cause of the accident and the reasons for losing propulsion power. Fortunately the grounding happened in sandy mud shallow and did not caused damages of the cargo and fuel tanks, which prevented from environmental pollution and oil spill. During grounding there were no injured people and no water pollution.

The chemical and product tanker Kolin 5 (IMO: 8905622) has overall length of 84.00 m, moulded beam of 14.60 m and maximum draft of 5.50 m. The vessel has deadweight of 4,286 DWT and gross tonnage of 1,976 GRT. The tanker was built in 1990 by President Marine, Singapore and operated by Port of Canakkale in Turkey.