One of the world’s largest LNG carriers has suffered a severe gash on its starboard side after a collision with a crude tanker off Fujairah.
Great Eastern Shipping’s Jag Laadki smashed into the side of the 210,000 cu m Al Khattiya, owned by Qatar’s Nakilat and operated by Shell, five days ago. No injuries or pollution was reported. However, two ballast tanks were ruptured with some ballast water pouring into the ocean.
The LNG carrier was at anchor having discharged its cargo when the accident happened. Shell is carrying out inspections on the damaged gas carrier at the moment.