SCI LNG carrier collides with Navios VLCC off Fujairah

LNG carrier Aseem and VLCC tanker Shinyo Ocean were involved in a collision off Fujairah on Monday.

According to local reports, the 155,000 cu m Aseem hit the 281,400 dwt Shinyo Ocean, when it was on its way to Qatargas’ Ras Laffan terminal. Shinyo Ocean suffered a major breach on the hull while Aseem also suffered serious damage on its bow. The cargo tanks of both ships were empty when the incident happened and no injuries were reported.

The 2009-built Aseem is majority-owned by Shipping Corporation of India (SCI) and is chartered to Petronet LNG, and the 2001-built Shinyo Ocean is owned by Greek owner Navios Maritime according to to VesselsValue.

Both ships have been anchored off Fujairah for investigations.

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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