The bulk carrier AP Revelin stuck at catwalk in Port Aransas, Texas. The cargo ship was leaving the Corpus Christi port, but suffered mechanical failure and lost propulsion power. The crew dropped anchor to stop the dead inertia, but couldn’t avoid the collision. The bulk carrier AP Revelin stuck into a catwalk at the UT Marine Science Institute, causing sufficient damages to the construction and facilities. Fortunately the ship was not breached and not seriously affected by the collision. The accident was reported to the local authorities and at the scene was dispatched salvage tug, which towed the bulk carrier to anchorage. The cargo vessel was detained for special survey and safety inspection.
The local authorities started investigation for the root cause of the accident. During the collision there were no reported injuries or water pollution, but the ship will be released to resume voyage just after inspection for seaworthiness.
The bulk carrier AP Revelin (IMO: 9694696) has overall length of 179.00 m, moulded beam of 32.00 m and maximum draft of 9.10 m. The deadweight of the ship is 38,800 DWt and the gross tonnage is 23,000 GRT. The bulk carrier was built in 2016 by Qingshan Shipyard in Wuhan, China.