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NYK Ship Damaged in Singapore Collision

By The Maritime Executive 06-25-2014 02:40:00

The NYK Line car carrier Lord Vishnu has reportedly suffered severe damage after it collided with two bunker barges in Singapore over the weekend.

The Ro-Ro vessel departed Singapore at 9:15 p.m. (locally) on Friday, June 20. The collision occurred roughly seven hours later, around 4 a.m. on Saturday morning. It is not clear if the vessel was moving or anchored at the time of an accident, maybe preparing for bunkering.

Lord Vishnu, built in 2008, was said to have suffered several large holes both at and above the water line amidships on port side, but there have been no reports of any bunkers spilled as a result of the incident. The vessel was reported under way in Singapore at a reduced speed, possibly moving to a ship repair facility, reports Ship & Bunker.

Recently, navigational guidelines and best practices have been publicized in the area after bunker spills occurred in Singapore following 3 collisions over a 13-day period.