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X-Press Feeders boxship and KOTC tanker collide at Chittagong Port

The 1,688 teu feeder boxship X-Press Mahananda and 46,300 dwt MR2 tanker Burgan collided on the Karnaphuli channel near Chittagong Port on Friday.

The accident occurred when the unladen oil tanker Burgan was leaving the port and the containership X-Press Mahananda was coming from the opposite direction, and the two ships struck each other.

As a result of the collision, both vessels suffered damages to their bows.

The Chittagong Port Authority managed to separate the two ships using five tugs and moved them to a nearby dock on the same day, following hours of vessel operations being suspended at the port due to the incident.

X-Press Mahananda is operated by Singapore’s X-Press Feeders and Burgan is operated by Kuwait Oil Tanker Company (KOTC).

The port authority has launched an investigation into the accident.

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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