13,374gt Norwegian chemical M/T Star Herdla (built 1994) in collision
with Marshall Islands registered oil M/T Cape Bradley
10km off French coast in the English Channel Jan. 12 --
coast guard tug boat operated by French and British authorities
used to tow M/V Star Herdla to Boulogne, France.
No injuries. (Sat. Jan. 14 2006)
Tug M/V Anglian Monarch started the salvage
of M/V Star Herdla after her collision in the English Channel.
M/V Star Herdla was hit at steerboard in stern region.
M/T Cape Bradley (length 176 m, built 2003)
damaged at bow and ordered to enter
Dunkerque for inspections. She carries 30053 tons Naphta.
Damaged chemical M/T Star Herdla was brought to Bremerhaven
for permanent repairs Jan 16 --
accompanied by tugs M/V Thamesbank and M/V Smit Ireland.
M/T Star Herdla severely damaged at the bow and lost 1 anchor.
After lightering the load of 30,053 tons naphta in Rotterdam,
ship proceeded to Bremerhaven.
She had been built in 2003 as M/T J. Shartava.