Fuel has washed up on Indian shores following the collision of the VLGC BW Maple and product tanker Dawn Kanchipuram in the early hours of Saturday morning. The accident happened near Kamaraiar Port in Chennai with the fully loaded product tanker approaching the port and the gas carrier departing in ballast.
BW Maple’s bow struck just in front of the superstructure on the port side hull of the Dawn Kanchipuram with tons of diesel spilling from the latter. No one was injured in the incident and initial reports put the collision down to human error.
Clean-up operations on a stretch of beach are continuing Monday.