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A Shell managed LNG carrier sustained damage last week after colliding with an oil tanker in the Gulf of Oman.

According to Seatrade Maritime News, the Al Khattiya LNG carrier was damaged following a collision with an oil tanker off the eastern coast of the United Arab Emirates.

According to the Maritime Herald, the LNG carrier collided with the crude carrier Jag Laadki.

The accident reportedly occurred on Feburary 23.

Images of the vessel seen by Seatrade reportedly show a hole in the vessel’s starboard side as well as damage to the hull.

Seatrade reported that two ballast tanks aboard the LNG vessel suffered breaches during the incident and released some ballast water.

The damage sustained by the LNG carrier is not believed to haveimpacted the vessel’s seaworthiness, Maritime Herald said.

The Jag Laadki crude carrier reportedly sustained serious damages but was held at anchorage for repairs and inspection, the Maritime Herald said.

No injuries or environmental impacts have been reported.

The Al Khattiya LNG carrier is owned by Qatar’s Nakilat and managed by Royal Dutch Shell’s shipping unit Shell International Trading and Shipping Company.

Shell International Trading and Shipping Company told Seatrade on Tuesday that the Al Khattiya is “stable and remains at anchor while further checks take place,” including a detailed inspection.


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