Two Product Tankers Collide in the Arctic

Maritime Activity Reports, Inc.

November 15, 2015

Svyatoy Pavel. Photo by Myship

Svyatoy Pavel. Photo by Myship

Two Product tankers, Svyatoy Petr and Svyatoy Pavel collided during a passage of Northern Sea Route in convoy with nuclear icebreaker Vaygach. 

 
The collision happened on 70 nautical miles SouthWest off New Siberian islands in Laptev sea.
 
The both small clean product tankers (both 11,000, built 1992) are operated by Russia’s Morskoy Standart, according to reports.
 
The both ships were proceeding in convoy one after another, when the tanker Svyatoy Petr got engine failuer and lost propulsion power and distance between both vessels was too short to prevent collision. 
 
After the accident the product tanker Svyatoy Petr suffered damaged bulwark in portside stern, while vessel Svyatoy Pavel got crack in starboard bow.  
 
There were no injuries reported. Investigation has started for the cause of the accident.
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