The bulk carrier Orhan and My Meray collided at outer Chittagong anchorage in Bangladesh. The vessel Orhan was maneuvering to leave the anchorage and enter into the port of Chittagong, but stuck with her bow the anchored My Meray, which suffered breach at cargo hold 5. The accident caused water ingress to the breached bulk carrier, which cargo hold started flooding. Fortunately the ship remained afloat and accident was reported to local authorities. At the scene were sent rescue boats and tugs to assist the troubled vessel, while bulk carrier Orhan suffered only minor damages and proceeded to Chittagong port, where will be inspected.
The local authorities initiated investigation for the root cause of the accident. The area is monitored for water pollution and oil leak.
The bulk carrier Orhan (IMO: 9625451) was arriving at Chittagong with cargo of urea fertilizer. The ship has overall length of 180.00 m, beam of 30.00 m and maximum draft of 8.50 m. The deadweight of the vessel is 35,138 DWT and the gross tonnage is 23,638 GRT. The Malta-flagged bulk carrier was built in 2013 by SPP Shipbuilding Tongyoung Shipyard in South Korea.
The bulk carrier My Meray (IMO: 9000302) was waiting for unloading at Chittagong port, carrying 37,661 tons of TSP (triple superphosphate) fertilizer. The vessel has length of 180.00 m, beam of 30.50 m and maximum draft of 10.70 m. The deadweight of the ship is 39,110 DWT, the gross tonnage is 21,941 GRT and the net tonnage is 12,531 NT. The Belize-flagged vessel was built in 1992 by Japanese shipbuilder JMU.
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