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Bulker and Tanker Damaged in Manila Bay Collision

A tanker and a bulk carrier collided in Manila Bay, Philippines on Wednesday causing significant damage to both vessels.

The accident occurred at approximately 9:14 p.m. local time and involved the Panama-flagged tanker Rich Rainbow and the Marshall Islands-flagged bulk carrier Ivy Alliance.

The manager of the Rich Rainbow, Fuyo Kaiun, confirmed the incident in an emailed statement.

“The incident caused no injuries or pollution. The Rich Rainbow sustained hull damage above the water line and remains in a stable condition. A full assessment will be carried out by Class and the manager is working closely with the Philippine Coast Guard,” the statement said.

Photos posted by the Philippine Coast Guard shows a large gash of about 10 to 20 meters on the starboard side of the Rich Rainbow. Ivy Alliance sustained damage to its bow.

Philippines’ Port State Control (PSC) was expected to serve a ‘notice of detention’ to the two ships.

No injuries or pollution has been reported.

AIS data shows the 49,999 dwt Rich Rainbow had just arrived from Zhuhai, China at the Manila anchorage. The 55,886 dwt Ivy Alliance was arriving was Maura Satui, Indonesia, when the accident occurred.

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