ONE Containership Hits Moored Chemical Tanker in Greece

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A ONE Line containership was involved in a collision with a moored chemical tanker at the Port of Perama near Piraeus, Greece on Friday, reportedly causing major damage to the tanker.

Ocean Network Express confirmed in a statement that its M/V ONE BLUE JAY came into contact with the tanker at around 1409 local time on Thursday. There are no reports of pollution from the containership, the company said.

The chemical tanker has been identified as Turkish-flagged Gunece with sixteen crew members.

The Hellenic Coast Guard said one crew member on board the Gunece suffered an injury to his arm. Its statement indicated that the ONE BLUE JAY was arriving with a pilot on board at the time of the incident.

The tanker has reportedly suffered a crack in one of its ballast tanker which has caused a slight list.

No pollution has been observed from tanker.

The ONE BLUE JAY is a 14,00 TEU containership registered in Japan. The ship has twenty-three crew members.