Canadian tankers Travestern and Havelstern collision, Newfoundland

TravestermLEWISPORTE, N.L. — The Transportation Safety Board of Canada is investigating a collision between two coastal fuel tankers along Newfoundland’s north coast.

The board says the tanker Travestern collided with the anchored tanker Havelstern on Sunday, resulting in minor damage to both vessels.

Pierre Murray, the board’s manager of regional operations in Halifax, says no one was injured and nothing spilled from either ship.

According to local media citing TSB Canada. Havelstern was anchored at the time of an accident, Travestern was passing by, but gust of wind pushed her stern towards the stern of Havelstern. The two vessels were coming alongside each other to transfer fuel near Lewisporte, N.L., when the wind picked up, he said.

Their sterns collided and there was subsequent damage to both vessels — all of it above the waterline.

“Both vessels were pretty much stopped when that happened,” Murray said.

No serious damages and no leak reported, both tankers’ stearns suffered damages above waterline, Travestern continued voyage and arrived at port of destination, Lewisporte, on June 19. Both vessel at the time of collision had cargoes of diesel and jet fuel on board.

Both vessels are operated by Coastal Shipping Ltd., a division of the Woodward Group of Companies, based in Labrador. The firm supplies fuel to Arctic and Labrador coastal ports.

Technical details about the boats

Title: Travestern

IMO: 9053206

Category: Chemical and Product Tankers

Builders:- MTW Schiffswerft GmbH – Germany

Hull No:- 128

Owners:- Rigel Schiffahrts GmbH & Co. KG mt “Travestern” – Isle of Man

17,080 Dwt – 162 Meters LOA x 23 Meters Breadth – Sea Speed 15 Knots

Type of vessel – Chemical/Oil Products Tanker

Title: Havelstern

IMO: 9053218

Title: Havelstern Captured: IMO: 9053218

Category:Chemical and Product Tankers

Builder: WISMAR

Managing Co:Rigel Schiffahrts GmbH & Co KG

Type of vessel: Tanker for oil and chemicals