Awilco LNG carrier involved in prang off Singapore

Norway’s Awilco LNG says that its 2013-built LNG carrier WilForce was struck by another vessel off Singapore last Thursday.

The company says that no crew injuries or spills were reported onboard their vessel, which is now en route to a nearby yard for class inspection and hull repairs. Awilco LNG did not reveal the name of the other vessel involved in the incident, which it claims is at fault for the collision.

“Based on a preliminary assessment of facts Awilco LNG holds the other vessel fully and completely liable for the collision, and the company expects to recover all costs, losses and expenses including deductibles in due course,” Awilco LNG said in a statement.

It is currently unclear how long the vessel will be out of action.

Grant Rowles

Grant spent nine years at Informa Group based in London, Sydney, Hong Kong and Singapore. He gained strong management experience in publishing, conferences and awards schemes in the shipping and legal areas, working on a number of titles including Lloyd's List. In 2009 Grant joined Seatrade responsible for the commercial development of Seatrade’s Asia products. In 2012, with Sam Chambers, he co-founded Asia Shipping Media.


  1. This could adversely impact the Vetting rating, not only for the vessel but also for Awilco! I trust they have advised all Oil Major vetting departments and Right Ship about the incident and their full incident investigation results? The Awilco LNG statement will not cut it with the foregoing quality assurance organisations.

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