2 cargo ships collide off Koh Rin; no injuries

Friday, 04 April 2014 From Issue Vol. XXII No. 14 By  Story and photos by special correspondent

Two cargo ships collided off Pattaya’s far islands, causing damage to the vessels, but no injuries.

The CN Jumbos, an empty Maltese-registered vessel en route from Indonesia to Koh Sichang, struck the Anton Topic, a Liberian vessel transporting cement from Koh Sichang to Malaysia, 8 kilometers southwest of Koh Larn, near Koh Rin March 31.

The First Naval Area Command and Marine Department Region 6 vessels responded to the accident, which was recorded by the Vessel Traffic Management and Information System.

The 165.5-meter CN Jumbos (Above) lists five degrees to starboard as water penetrates three cargo compartments after it collided with the Anton Topic (Below).  No injuries were reported and no oil was spilled, but both vessels were damaged and taken out of service for repairs.The 165.5-meter CN Jumbos (Above) lists five degrees to starboard as water penetrates three cargo compartments after it collided with the Anton Topic (Below).  No injuries were reported and no oil was spilled, but both vessels were damaged and taken out of service for repairs.

The 165.5-meter Jumbos was listing five degrees to starboard after water penetrated three cargo compartments. However, the ship remained afloat and no oil leaked into Pattaya Bay.

The Anton Topic, 185 meters long, sustained damaged to the port side, but leaked no oil and limped into Laem Chabang Port for repairs.

Marine Department officials aided in repairs to the Jumbos, which dropped anchor near the accident site. The ship was pumped out and righted before making its way to Sriracha for repairs.

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