Incident Video: Low Tide Causes Collision in Buenaventura, Colombia

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August 27, 2014

Here is some new video showing a collision between the MV Triton Swallow and the MV Golden Daisy reportedly while the vessels were berthed at the Compas bulk terminal in Buenaventura, Colombia. gCaptain is told the incident occurred on July 13, 2014, and the collision actually involved a third vessel, the MV Chios Trinity.

Our source tells us that the terminal is receiving vessels with drafts greater than the terminal’s max operational draft, which at low tide can cause groundings and accidents such as this one. A similar incident occurred in March of this year involving two other vessels, resulting in the loss of some discharging gear, the source said.

Unfortunately gCaptain has not been able to independently verify these details, but feel free to let us know what you think in the comments.

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