Some new photos obtained by gCaptain show damage to the Star of Abu Dhabi bulk carrier after it reportedly drifted into the dock of a Louisiana sugar refinery, causing millions of dollars worth of damage.
The incident occurred March 25 after the vessel broke free from its moorings and drifted into a dock belonging to Gramercy-based Louisiana Sugar Refinery, LLC. The vessel was later arrested under a lawsuit filed May 28 by Louisiana Sugar claimed that the incident caused some $20 million in damage to its facilities and is hurting profits.
Defendents listed in the lawsuit are owners Abu Dhabi Shipping International, S.A., operator Fairmont Shipping (H.K.) Ltd., and Japan Shipowners P&I Association.
These photos were taken on March 27 as the Star of Abu Dhabi made its way up the Mississippi River to Geismar, Lousianna, where the vessel was moored as of Friday.