Tanker Scrapes Bottom off Durban
Eastern Pacific Shipping reported that an incident involving the vessel m.t. Pacific Quartz took place off Durban, South Africa on October 3, 2014. While proceeding into the port, with a port pilot on board, the vessel touched bottom in way of No. 6 starboard water ballast tank.
The vessel proceeded to safely berth at the Port of Durban, and was cleared to discharge its cargo of 34,821 metric tonnes of High Speed Diesel.
The Pacific Quartz is a double hull, 47,941 dwt oil tanker built at Iwagi Zosen Shipyard, Japan, and delivered in April 2011. The vessel has been under EPS management since delivery.
Ni oil spills or injuries have been reported thus far.