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Photographer:apurva jadeja [View profile]Title:DELTA IAdded:Mar 21, 2006
Captured:IMO:7359577Hits:3,484
Location:Kandla, India
Photo Category: Casualties
Description:
This is the Picture of MT DELTA-I(Taken after accident), she was out bound from Kandla Port of India, on the early morning hours of march 19th 2004, There was thick fog in the Gulf of Kutch on the western coast of India, vessel was doing 270 course and was off vadinar coast, with speed of approx 12kts
Another container vessel APL Pusan (course 090)inbound for Mundra container terminal with speed of almost 16Kts (only god and watch keepers of both vessels knew what they were watching on their radar screen), and both the vessels collided,
Would you believe that APL Pusan pierced thro MT Delta-I and just like cutting by knive made two peices of Delta-I from the mid ship,
Amazingly two pieces of MT Delta-I was timely rescued and towed away by within few hours of accident by Kandla Port Tugs to safer areas,keeping navigational channel clear of hazards..... fortunately there was no human casualities, all the crew and officers of MT Delta-I were rescued by coast guard as well as one passing merchant ship Kota Teguh,
Interestingly APL Pusan did not sustained major damage, only forward and bulbous bow was damamged and she could carried out her remaining journey to Mundra immidiately after the accident,
I think this is the most amamzing shipping accident in my 24 years career at port had ever came across,
Vessel Identification
Name:Delta I
IMO:7359577
Former name(s):
- B.f.c I (Until 2004 Feb)
- B.f.c.i (Until 2003)
- Azerot (Until 2003)
- Tebostar (Until 1994 Jul)
Technical Data
Vessel type:Oil Products Tanker
Gross tonnage:3,644 tons
Summer DWT:6,060 tons

Additional Information
Status:Dead
Build year:1974
AIS Information
AIS information: N/A
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