Collision Between a Container Ship and a Total-Chartered Oil Tanker in the Gulf of Aden – No Injuries, No Pollution

During the night of December 7 to 8, the very large crude carrier (VLCC) Samco Europe and a container ship were involved in a collision in international waters south of Bab el-Mandeb Strait, in the Gulf of Aden. Built by a South Korean shipyard, the Samco Europe is a new, double-hulled oil tanker delivered in April 2007. It is carrying a cargo of crude oil from the Persian Gulf to Europe.