Tanker and Bulk Carrier Collide Near Netherlands

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On September 20, a bulk carrier and tanker collided near Netherlands.

The bulk carrier, Usolie, and tanker, Seatrout, were sailing in the same direction. The former was en route from Antwerp to Klaipeda while the latter was on her way to Ust-Luga in Russia.

The incident occurred on Western Scheldt off Bath, Netherlands.

According to reports, the 2006- built 40,600 dwt Seatrout ran aground but refloated when the tide was high later in the day. It is operated by German Tanker Shipping.

Usolie carried on sailing and was anchored at Vlissigen. The 1990-built 68,800dwt vessel is operated by Harvester Shipmanagement.

Both vessels suffered minor damage during the collision.