An LNG carrier owned and operated by the Shipping Corporation of India has collided with a very large crude carrier off Fujairah.
Pictures shared by GCaptain.com following the incident showed a massive gash in the forward hull of the VLCC Shinyo Ocean.
The LNG carrier Aseem struck the port side of the 281,400 dwt, Hong Kong-flagged Shinyo Ocean as both vessels were manoeuvring with the anchorage around 2000 UTC on 24 March 2019.
Both ships remained at anchor off Fujairah at the time of writing and an investigation is underway. It’s unclear whether there has been any environmental impact from the collision.
The Aseem was headed for Qatargas’ Ras Laffan LNG terminal when the accident occurred.
Below is an AIS animation of the accident: