Inward tanker STO PIMLICO collided with outward LNG tanker BILBAO KNUTSEN just outside Huelva port, Gulf of Cadiz, Spain, at around 0430 UTC Apr 30, in port’s anchorage area. Both ships sustained damages and were anchored near collision site. STO PIMLICO sustained starboard forecastle damages, and lost her starboard anchor’ flukes and crown. BILBAO KNUTSEN suffered portside hull dents and probably gashes, cargo deck railings were also damaged – watch photos. As of 1230 UTC May 1, both ships remained anchored. STO PIMLICO arrived from Morocco, BILBAO KNUTSEN is bound, according to previous tracks, for Americas.
Product tanker STO PIMLICO, IMO 9686871, dwt 38734, built 2014, flag Marshall islands, manager SCORPIO COMMERCIAL MANAGEMENT (EQUASIS).
LNG tanker BILBAO KNUTSEN, IMO 9236432, GT 90835, built 2004, flag Spain, manager KNUTSEN OAS SHIPPING AS (EQUASIS).
Courtesy: STEPAN KOTCHERGA, Maritimebulletin