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Incidents : Danish bulker heavily damaged in a collision with Greek bulker, Aegean sea UPDATE

LEVANTES vessel is en route to the port of Port Said, Egypt, sailing at a speed of 0.8 knots and expected to arrive there on Sep 20, 03:00.

Greek and Danish bulk carriers LEVANTES and CLIPPER COMO collided at around 0100 UTC Sep 18 in Aegean sea some 10 nm SW of Bozcaada Island, Turkey. No news yet on LEVANTES damages, while CLIPPER COMO, apparently was heavily damaged, breached portside cargo hold area, taking on water.

The ships were sailing in opposite directions – LEVANTES laden with wheat completed Dardanelles transit en route from Russia to Egypt; CLIPPER COMO was en route from Jorf Lasfar Morocco to Samsun Turkey, Black sea, also in laden condition, with a cargo of phosphate.


As of 0430 UTC Sep 18, CLIPPER COMO was adrift SW of Bozcaada, surrounded by Turkish tugs, CG, and aux boats. Understood the ship is in serious danger, she developed heavy fore tilt and portside list.

Danish bulker heavily damaged in collision with Greek bulker, Aegean sea UPDATE

LEVANTE after the collision moved to nearby Greek island Limnos, was adrift or moving at slow speed as of 0430 UTC, no information on her damages.
Awaiting updates.

1030 UTC Sep 18 UPDATE: CLIPPER COMO anchored at Bozcaada southern anchorage, surrounded by SAR boats, tugs.

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LEVANTES photo

Vessel finder reported that: The current position of LEVANTES is at Aegean Sea (coordinates 39.71312 N / 25.37752 E) reported 0 min ago by AIS. The vessel is en route to the port of Port Said, Egypt, sailing at a speed of 0.8 knots and expected to arrive there on Sep 20, 03:00.

Added: The vessel LEVANTES (IMO: 9244829, MMSI 538006969) is a Bulk Carrier built in 2001 (20 years old) and currently sailing under the flag of Marshall Islands.

While Marine Traffic Said The Bulk Carrier CLIPPER COMO is currently located at EMED – Aegean Sea at position 39° 46′ 35.436″ N, 25° 58′ 54.048″ E as reported by MarineTraffic Terrestrial Automatic Identification System on 2021-09-18 12:12 UTC (7 minutes ago)
 Added: The wind in this area at that time blows from Southwest direction at force 4 Beaufort.
 
The vessel is currently at port CANAKKALE ANCH, TR and her next destination is SAMSUN, TR
 
CLIPPER COMO (IMO: 9486570) is a Bulk Carrier that was built in 2010 (11 years ago) and is sailing under the flag of Marshall Is.
Its carrying capacity is 37302 t DWT and her current draught is reported to be 10.5 meters. Her length overall (LOA) is 189.99 meters and her width is 28.5 meters.

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