PCG assesses allision incident in Mabini, Batangas

PCG assesses allision incident in Mabini, Batangas

THE Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) swiftly responded to an allision incident between a Motor Vessel (MV) and Motor Tanker (Mtkr) in the waters off Barangay San Juan, Mabini, Batangas on 22 April 2024.

A joint response from CGSS Mabini, Maritime Casualty Investigation Service of Maritime Safety Service Unit, Port State Control in Southern Tagalog, commenced a thorough inspection regarding the incident.

According to statements gathered during the investigation, the allision occurred when the Mtkr Oak Express was believed to be docked at Landoor pier, when the M/V Everwin 11 reportedly collided on its port quarter (left rear area).

As stated by the M/V Everwin 11, the primary contributing factor to the collision was identified as strong sea currents and winds, causing the said vessel to drag while maneuvering and collided with Mtkr Oak Express, resulted to the dents, scratches, and punctured port quarter platings.

Upon visual assessment conducted, assessments suggest that said environmental conditions caused the MV Everwin 11 to experience difficulty maneuvering, resulting in the unfortunate incident.

Damage to the vessels involved includes dents, scratches, and punctured port quarter platings on the Mtkr Oak Express, and a bent stanchion post, railings, and hatch cover arm on the port (left) side of MV Everwin 11.

Fortunately, there were no reports of significant damage or signs of oil spill from either vessel.

 

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