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Cosco tanker hit by floating crane in Iraq

China Cosco Shipping’s product tanker  Tian E Zuo was involved in a collision with a floating crane at Khor al Zubayr port, Iraq on Friday.

A video showed that the tanker was anchored while it was hit by the floating crane. Following the collision, the tanker suffered a hull breach and ballast water was seen leaking from the vessel.

The tanker has headed to Dubai for repairs and according to latest AIS tracking information is now anchored near Dubai.

The 2012-built Tian E Zuo is currently on a one-year time charter contract with Russian energy firm Lukoil.


Jason Jiang

Jason is one of the most prolific writers on the diverse China shipping & logistics industry and his access to the major maritime players with business in China has proved an invaluable source of exclusives. Having been working at Asia Shipping Media since inception, Jason is the chief correspondent of Splash and associate editor of Maritime CEO magazine. Previously he had written for a host of titles including Supply Chain Asia, Cargo Facts and Air Cargo Week.
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