LPG Carrier and Oil Tanker Collide

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Indian authorities have launched an investigation into a collision between the liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) carrier BW Maple, owned by Singapore-based BW LPG, and the oil tanker Dawn Kanchipuram.

The incident on January 28, 2017, near Ennore’s Kamarajar Port happened at around 4 am local time while the 2007-built LPG tanker was sailing outbound and the 44,885 dwt Dawn Kanchipuram was the inbound vessel.

Kamarajar Port authorities stated that the extent of the damage caused to the ships will be assessed by the relevant authorities and that no injuries have been confirmed with no signs of pollution.

Other ship traffic in the area was reportedly not affected by the collision.

Both vessels are afloat and, according to AIS data provided by MarineTraffic, they are currently at anchor off Chennai.

The report follows another collision this month (Jaunuary 2016) between two containership vessels off Pasir Gudang Port, in Johor, Malaysia, which caused 300 tonnes of oil spillage.

Read PTI's technical paper: 'Anti-collision Measures' by our Preferred Partner SICK.

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