Tug to be blamed for allision, tanker arrested
The "Delta Pioneer" was arrested after the decision of the Russian Commercial Court on request of the Primorsk Port operator Transneft – Port Primorsk Co. which was claiming major damage to the pier which was damaged on Nov 20, disrupting Russian oil exports from the Baltic Region. Transneft estimated damages to be around $54,000,000 , though there was no available report with a description of damages, virtually no proofs, except claiming this astounding figure. The tanker had allided with dolphin No.6 of Berth 1 in Primorsk during mooring operations after the stern towing line given to the tanker from the tug "RN Poseidon" broke. Experts’ analysis confirmed initial news that the tanker was not to be blamed for the accident, but instead it was the tug’s fault, whose tow line broke up. The tug belongs to the Rosnefteflot Company, which was found to be not qualified enough to operate tugs in demanding conditions of Primorsk Port.
Tanker allided with catwalk
The "Delta Pioneer" allided with the dolphin No.6 of berth 1 in Primorsk on Nov 20, ´2016, during mooring manoevers. The stern towing line connecting the tanker with the tug "RN Poseidon" broke, causing the allision. Two sections of the berth's catwalk wer edamaged, the tanker didn’t suffer damages.Upload News