Tofteviken Was Hit By A Fishing Boat And Hit The Hull

- May 16, 2018-

On May 12, the 115,340 DWT oil tanker “Tofteviken” collided with a commercial fishing vessel “Polaris” about 30 miles southeast of Bridgeport Harbour in New York, resulting in the appearance of “Tofteviken”. About 30 feet (9.144 meters) long crack, no one was injured.welding overlay flanges


According to the US Coast Guard, the owner of the tanker “Tofteviken” was Viken Shipping of Norway and was built in 2005. At the time of the accident, the "Tofteviken" wheel was heading to New York, and the Polaris was returning to its home port in Massachusetts after completing a night of fishing.


The Coast Guard stated that the "Polaris" mast and outrigger were damaged but the ship managed to return safely to the home port. The "Tofteviken" will continue to be anchored until the Coast Guard conducts an investigation and examination report, confirming that the ship can safely enter the port before entering the port.welding overlay elbows


It is understood that relevant authorities are investigating the cause of the collision and assessing the damage of the Tofteviken hull.