A bulk carrier and an oil tanker
collided in the Dover Strait in the early morning hours of June 1, according to
the UK Coastguard. And neither pollution nor injuries were reported though both
the vessels were damaged.
Besides, all of the crew of the both the
vessels, the tanker Seafrontier and the bulk carrier Huayang Endeavour have
been accounted for.
The tanker is loaded with 37,953mt of
gasoline and has 27 people on board, while the bulker is in ballast and has 22
people on board.
The UK Coastguard Channel Navigation
Information Service has continued to work throughout the incident and was
ensuring the safe passage of vessels through the Dover Strait Traffic
Separation Scheme. The coastguard continues to monitor the situation, while the
MCA Counter Pollution and Salvage and an MCA surveyor have all been informed
and are working to resolve the situation.
Huayang Endeavour was on route to Lagos
and Seafrontier was on route to Puerto Barrios, when they collided. The vessels
have Chinese and Indian crews on board.
the ships are registered in Hong Kong.