Yellow Sea collision - 2

12th May 2006, 10:24
Press release 11 May

Container Carrier Dongtai Fortune (10524 gt, built 1985), Dalian for Keelung, and container Carrier Easline Tianjin (10649 gt, built 1985), bound Tianjin, were in collision in dense fog off the Shangdong Peninsula, in the north of the Yellow Sea, at noon, Apr 27. Easline Tianjin sustained bow damage, and Dongtai Fortune sustained damage to the stern and containers. One container fell from Dongtai Fortune onto Easline Tianjin. Both vessels were ordered to berth alongside at Shidao port for Coast Guard investigation. Dongtai Fortune was ordered to effect temporary repairs at Shidao before proceeding to a shipyard at Ningbo for dry dock repairs. All the containers onboard were discharged at Shanghai before the vessel proceeded to Ningbo.