No spill from Gulf of Aden tanker collision

Uchenna Izundu
International Editor

LONDON, Dec. 11 -- No oil pollution has resulted from a collision between the oil carrier Samco Europe and a container ship in the Gulf of Aden Dec. 10, Total SA said.

The ship, carrying oil from the Persian Gulf to Europe, suffered damage to its bow, but the cargo tanks were not affected. There were no injuries during the accident, Total added.

Total had chartered the double-hulled ship, which was built in South Korea. "After steering southeast at low speed, the Samco Europe is currently stabilized away from traffic in this area and is waiting for the vessel's owner [Samco] and operator [V.SHIPS France] to complete arrangements for operations to lighten the cargo," Total said.

Contact Uchenna Izundu at uchennai@pennwell.com.

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