An animation of AIS data showing the February 23 collision involving the LNG carrier Al Khattiya off Fujairah has been posted online, clearly showing the LNG carrier was at anchor when it was struck by the bow of the tanker MT Jag Laadki.
Details of the incident, including how it happened and the tanker involved, remained unclear until now.
As we reported Monday the Al Khattiya sustained damage to its hull and two ballast tanks were breached in the collision. A spokesman for Shell International Trading and Shipping Company (Stasco), which manages the 210,000 CBM LNG carrier for Nakilat, said the Al Khattiya’s LNG containment system was not comprised in the incident.
No injuries or pollution were reported as a result of the incident.
The 150,000 dwt MT Jag Laadki was built in 2000 and is flagged in India.
The Al Khattiya is a Q-Flex LNG carrier delivered from DSME in 2009. The Q-Flex are some of the largest and most technologically advanced LNG carriers ever constructed.