Watch: Passenger Ship Rams Into Oil Tanker At Port Of Algiers

A passenger vessel had allided with an oil tanker at the Port of Algiers, the oil tanker’s owner mentioned on Sunday during manoeuvring. On 6 April, the Tolga ship was anchored at Guelma’s berth. The latter is designed for the berthing of Naftal Corporation ships in the Algiers Port.

While at berth, the tanker ship was hit by a passenger vessel dubbed ‘M/S Jean Nicoli’. This vessel belonged to the France-based Corsica Linea. It seemed like the captain of Jean Nicoli had lost control of the vessel.

It said that per initial examination carried out by the damage experts of Naftal after the accident, that took place on April 6, some damages had occurred to the oil tanker’s external equipment. The impairment to the tanker will not withhold it from cruising until insurance processes are finished, it mentioned.

The firm declared that the relevant authorities of the commercial navigation and port of Algiers have started an examination to assess the causes of the accident.

As a reminder, almost one year back, the 4,500-ton tanker was acquired by Naftal, it was part of the firm’s procedure of renewing the fleet dedicated to supplying vessels with marine fuel.


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