Fuel supply vessel smacks into breakwater in Marseille

Chemical/Oil Products Tanker vessel Cap Pinede (IMO 9539004 )hit a breakwater in Marseille port on June 15th, a YouTube video has revealed. The vessel was travelling at some speed, but appeared to ride a short way up the rocks before settling back on the water, and then reversing, before being escorted to a berth in port.

The video was sent to French media outlet La Provence.

The Maritima-operated fuel supply ship carries 3,500 tons of oil when fully loaded. Built in 2009, it has an overall length of approximately 295 feet. At the time of the accident, it was apparently returning to Marseille from a brief trip to Fos Sur Mer.

Bureau Veritas responded to the scene as the class society for the vessel. Management told local media that they would be inspecting the damage to the bow of the vessel and expected the repairs would last for 20 days or more.

Local officials are also investing the cause of the accident. There were no confirmed reports of injuries or pollution.

2009-built, France-flagged, 2,158 gt Cap Pinede is owned by CFT Location of Le Havre, France. It is managed by Maritima SA of Port de Bouc, France. It is entered with Shipowners’ Club on behalf of Maritima SA.