The Cargo Law site has a rivetting set of photos
taken from the bridge of the Pequot.
The pictures appear to show the loaded (11,200 m3 propane) LPG carrier Maersk Holyhead
outbound in Lake Maracaibo turn to port in front of the
inbound bulk carrier Pequot, loaded with coal.
It is daylight (1745 local).
Conditions are Beaufort 2, visibility is good.
The very slight chop is perpendicular to the Pequot.
The light wind is probably from the South,
which is later confirmed by the smoke
from the short-lived fire.
The MH appears to be doing roughly 8 knots,
cant say anything about the speed of the Pequot.
The encounter is said to take place
between buoys 53 and 55 in the channel.
The impact is dead on the Pequot's bow,
and on the MH's starboard anchor,
fortunately forward of the propane tanks.
There is a flash of fire,
but apparently it put itself out.
Maybe flammable stores in one of the ship's focsles.
Cargo law says a forward bunker tank
on the Holyhead was holed above and below the waterline
and 550 m3 spilled.
The after impact photos show a slick
which may be moving south.
Strangely, the Pequot bow shows more damage than the MH's.
A Venezuelan source is quoted as saying that the
Maersk vessel appears to have lost direction
in a sector of the channel subject to a strong current.