Oil cargo emptied from tanker A Symphony

Cargo onboard the suezmax oil tanker A Symphony (IMO 9249324), which leaked oil off China after being involved in a collision late last month, has been removed and preparations are underway so the vessel can sail to a Chinese repair yard, the ship’s manager Goodwood Ship Management said on Wednesday May 5th.

The A Symphony was anchored some 40nm off the coast of Qingdao when it was struck by bulk carrier Sea Justice (IMO 9309514) in dense fog on April 27th.

The collision ruptured A Symphony’s cargo and ballast tanks and resulted in the leaking of roughly 400 tonnes of its bitumen mix cargo.

Work has taken place in recent days to unload the tanker’s cargo. Goodwood Ship Management said that the cargo transfer had been completed and the ship was undergoing tank cleaning operations, which were expected to be completed in the next 72 hours.

The vessel will then proceed to China’s CUD Weihai shipyard in the Yellow Sea for repairs, Goodwood said.

2001-built, Liberia-flagged, 79,525 gt A Symphony is owned by Symphony Shipholding SA care of manager NGM Energy SA of Piraeus, Greece. ISM manager is Goodwood Ship Management of Singapore. It is entered with North of England on behalf of Symphony Shipholding SA.

2005-built, Panama-flagged, 24,960 gt Sea Justice is owned by Sea Justice Ltd care of manager Glory Ships Co Ltd of Qingdao, Shandong, China. It is entered with Swedish Club.