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SHIP NAME: Champion Brali,Topaz KEY: NUM. ENTRIES: 4
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On the 10th of June, the 1985 built 48,581 dwt chemical and oil tanker Champion Brali collided with an anchored cruise ship off the port of Singapore. No immediate damage was reported, and both ships were later reported sailing.


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TOPAZ - Updated June 15: During her time at anchor in Singapore Roads, the SS THE TOPAZ (ex EMPRESS OF BRITAIN, QUEEN ANNA MARIA, CARNIVALE, FIESTA MARINA, OLYMPIC) suffered a serious collision when chemical tanker CHAMPION BRALI (gt 31248, 1985-built, Bahamaian flagged) sliced off part of her bow. No further details have been received regarding the condition of THE TOPAZ, the exact date of the indicent, or resultant pollution.


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Bahamas-flagged chemical tanker Champion Brali (IMO 8309799) allided with anchored Panama-flagged passenger liner 32,327-gt M/V Topaz (IMO 5103924) in Chiangi Strait, Singapore on June 10. M/V Topaz (ex Empress of Britain, Queen Anna Maria, Carnivale, Fiesta Marina, Olympic) was built in 1956 and was recently sold for scrap by Kyma Ship Management. Both vessels suffered damge. From our Moscow Correspondent Mike Voitenko (Sat. June 21 2008).


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Photos shows the Champion Brali's port stern swung into the bow of the anchored Topaz and tore out a 2 M chunk of the bow from the level of the hawse pipe down at least to the waterline. The Brali is listing to port. The photo appears to have been taken very shortly after the impact. It is daylight, calm, and a little hazy.

This collision is clearly a product of stern swing, a rare case where the hittee's bow impacts the hitter's aft sideshell. Twin screw might have helped since it does not require stern swing to turn the ship.

The OTTO report notwithstanding, the 52 year old Topaz was scrapped shortly thereafter.