Visibility at the time was good.
Ship was under pilotage.
The owner Economou issued a statement saying
"This incident was not caused
through a mechanical or critical equipment failure on-board.
This has been verified by local authorities and Class NK
who have already attended onboard."
The statement also said that the allision had caused shell damage
in way of the port fuel tank and a 2500 mm long "thin crack"
50 mm below the main deck between frames 46 and 49 had been opened.
Maybe, but the ship was loaded and going up-river.
The west side S.T. Services pier she hit is not a tanker terminal.
She was not mooring here.
In fact she was headed for the International-Matex Terminal at St Rose
on the east side of the river.
Why was she on the wrong side of the river?.
And a witness said the ship looked out of control.
At this point, we dont know what happened.
Fact that she hit well aft may have resulted from stern swing.
The ship was double hull,
but the damage was so high,
it is unlikely there would have been a spill
even if she was single sided.
Also at this point we do not know
if the ship has double sides in way of the bunker tanks.
Most ships built in 1992 did not.