Container ship VASI STAR collided with towed barge loaded with coiled steel sheets, at around 0710 LT (UTC +7) Oct 11, at Bangkok approach channel near red buoy No. 23, Samut Prakan waters, while proceeding to Bangkok, in poor visibility.
Tug WIMONWAN 8 was towing 4 barges, one of them, Maha Nakhon 2, was hit by container ship, and sank. Tug with barges was also proceeding to Bangkok, from Koh Si Chang Anchorage near Laem Chabang.
No casualties, no injures reported. VASI STAR resumed moving shortly after collision, and berthed at Bangkok at 1030 LT same day.
Container Ship VASI STAR is currently located at SEASIA – Gulf of Thailand at position 13° 39′ 31.7″ N, 100° 32′ 34.4″ E as reported by MarineTraffic Terrestrial Automatic Identification System on 2022-10-12 17:31 UTC (21 minutes ago)
The wind in this area at that time blows from North direction at force 0 Beaufort.
VASI STAR (IMO: 9105994) is a Container Ship that was built in 1996 (26 years ago) and is sailing under the flag of Liberia.
It’s carrying capacity is 1694 TEU and her current draught is reported to be 6.5 meters. Her length overall (LOA) is 183.8 meters and her width is 25.3 meters.
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Sources : Marine Traffic + Maritime Security