Ships stuck together and drifted being stuck, until they were separated, according to AIS, at around 0630 UTC Nov 16. EEMS COBALT was en route from Netherlands to Spain, PAKSOY-1 was en route from Netherlands to S-Petersburg, Russia. No information on damages yet, but understood both ships should sustain serious damages, and most probably, water ingress. At least 6 SAR ships, tugs and anti-pollution boats are on the site. No injures reported, no pollution, either.
General cargo ship EEMS COBALT, IMO 9013062, dwt 2270, built 1993, flag Netherlands, manager AMASUS SUPPORT BV.
General cargo ship PAKSOY-1, IMO 9081992, dwt 8929, built 1997, flag Turkey, manager KADIOGLU DENIZCILIK.