Chemical tanker wrecks fish farm
Malta sees two incidents on one night as tankers collide with fish farm and trawler!
A Danish-owned chemical tanker ploughed into a fish farm off Malta on Friday night.
The ERRIA MARIA of Erria A/S (until this year the company was knows as Fabricius Marine) reportedly took no heed of traffic control warnings that she was heading for the tuna fish farm.
The damage to the fish farm is thought to be extensive.
Pilots took the vessel back into port and she is being detained by the Malta Maritime Authority.
Meanwhile on the same night, according to the Times of Malta, two other vessels had to be taken back to port at Malta after a collision. A Maltese oil bunkers tanker SPIRO F. collided with a trawler, the CARMELA 1. There was no damage to the tanker but the trawler started to take on water and was lashed to the tanker and taken to the Grand Harbour.