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SHIP NAME: Twin Star KEY: NUM. ENTRIES: 3
source Panama Guide
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A Panamanian container ship was split in half Friday after it collided in heavy fog with the Cypriot vessel "Pintail" near the Peruvian port of Callao, officials said. Twenty-two crew members from the Panamanian ship were rescued, said Roberto Colombo, general manager of ENAPU, Peru's national ports agency. He said a U.S. vessel, the Alice, also was struck but was not damaged. The broadcaster Radioprogramas said two crew members were taken to a local hospital, apparently with non-life threatening injuries. Local television broadcast images of the 150-meter (495-foot) Panamanian vessel Twin Star with its stern and bow ends jutting sharply from the water. An expanding fuel slick was visible, emerging from the sinking ship. The Panamanian vessel did not carry any potentially hazardous cargo, Colombo told reporters, "so the problem of contamination is limited to capacity of the ship's fuel tanks." Port officials said the accident occurred around 7:17 a.m. local time (12:17 GMT) as the ships passed each other and that heavy fog appeared to have contributed to the incident.


source Intercargo
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Twin Star was loaded with steel coil, Santos to Callao. Twin Star split in two as a result of a collision with bulk/container Pintail (17,949 dwt built 1983) as the ships passed each other in heavy fog 2.5 miles off breakwater of Port of Callao.


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Twin Star is a bulk carrier, not a box ship. Her beam is 26 m, but for now not accepting the "split in half". Photos show Twin Star failed in sag. Sounds like Twin Star was inbound. Gisis has bare summary.