Collision in Strait of Singapore: Turkish bulker Beks Halil collided with bulk carrier

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| Monday, 03.04.2013, 11:45 AM |   (54405 views)|

While passing the Strait of Singapore, the "Beks Halil" was in collision with a smaller bulkcarrier which was suddenly veering across its course.

Collision in Strait of Singapore

While passing the Strait of Singapore, the "Beks Halil" was in collision with a smaller bulkcarrier which was suddenly veering across its course.

Video footage shows the smaller vessel veering to port and across the course of the "Beks Halil" which was underway from Haldia to Navlakhi at that time. The smaller cargo vessel was hit on port side in the aft after it was unable to stop or alter course for the larger ship.

The Singapore Coast Guard was called to the incident but there were no reports of any injuries.

Every Captain's Nightmare

IT's every captain's worst nightmare. A 57,000-tonne bulk carrier steaming out of Singapore suddenly has a smaller vessel veering across its path.

 

The incident - caught on video by crew members from another ship nearby - happened in the crowded Singapore Strait, which leads in and out of the world's busiest port.

The footage shows the smaller vessel veering to port (its left) and across the course of the much larger ship.

The bulk carrier nudges the cargo vessel The collision is inevitable, as the massive BEKS line tanker is unable to stop or alter course. The Singapore Coast Guard was called to the incident but there were no reports of any injuries.

Vessel's Details- M/V Beks Halil

Ship Type: Bulk carrier
Year Built: 2011
Length x Breadth: 192 m X 32 m
Gross Tonnage: 33277, DeadWeight: 57700 t
Speed recorded (Max / Average): 11.9 / 11.4 knots
Flag: Marshall Is [MH] 
Call Sign: V7WG6
IMO: 9625798, MMSI: 538004295



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