Tanker’s Hull Ripped in Collision off New York
The 115,340 dwt tanker Tofteviken suffered an approximate 30-foot gash along its portside hull in a collision on May 12.
The ship, owned by Norway’s Viken Shipping, collided with the commercial fishing vessel Polaris some 30 miles southeast of Bridgehampton, New York, according to the US Coast Guard.
At the time, the 2005-built Tofteviken was transiting to New York while the Polaris was transiting back to its homeport in Massachusetts after a night of fishing.
There were no reports of injuries aboard the ships following the incident.
The 84-foot Polaris suffered damage to its bow and outrigger, but managed to return to its homeport safely.
The tanker will remain anchored until the Coast Guard determines it’s safe to continue into port after investigating and reviewing class reports.
Relevant authorities are investigating the cause of the collision and assessing the damage to the Tofteviken’s hull.