Odfjell tanker collides with fishing vessel, two missing

Odfjell tanker collides with fishing vessel, two missing

The 37,400 dwt chemical tanker Bow Fortune collided with fishing vessel Pappy’s Pride off Galveston, Texas on Tuesday.

According to the US Coast Guard, the fishing vessel capsized after the collision. Two of the four crew from the fishing vessel were pulled from water by the crew of a good Samaritan vessel and a response boat crew. Another two crew remain missing.

The search for the two crew is still ongoing and the cause of the collision is being investigated.

The 1999-built Bow Fortune is owned by Odfjell. AIS information shows the vessel is now moored at Galveston.

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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