Syrian-bound oil tanker collides with container ship

A crude carrier belonging to United Arab Chemical Carriers (UACC) has collided with a container ship off Spain en-route to Syria.
The accident occurred when the tanker was entering the port while the container carrier was leaving the port. (Image illustrative only)
The accident occurred when the tanker was entering the port while the container carrier was leaving the port. (Image illustrative only)

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The crude carrier UACC Shams collided with the container ship Celina Star in the Bay of Algeciras off the Getares beach, Spain.

The accident occurred when the tanker, which belongs to UASC-owned UACC, was proceeding to enter the port, while the container carrier was leaving the port.

The crude carrier UACC Shams suffered a dented bulwark on her portside foreship, while the container ship Celina Star suffered dents along the starboard side aft.

The accident was reported to the local authorities and both ships were ordered to anchor in the Bay of Algeciras for a special survey and inspection. Both vessels were deemed seaworthy.

There were no injuries and both companies were required to pay 50,000 EUR as sanction for the accident. At the time of writing UACC Shams was off Turkey with Port of Baniyas in Syria as her destination according to AIS data.

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