Bulk carrier repaired and returned to service after a serious collision

AP Revelin shortly after the collision (Image courtesy USCG)

Posted on October 21, 2022 at 10:23 p.m. by

The Maritime Executive

A Croatian-registered bulk carrier that suffered extensive structural damage in a collision with a freighter at Sabine Pass is back in service after undergoing prompt repairs.

Croatian shipping company Atlantska Plovidba announced that after a loss of “usable ship time” due to the collision, the bulk carrier AP Revelin resumed regular service. She successfully underwent a 35-day repair job at the ST Engineering Halter Marine & Offshore shipyard in Pascagoula, Mississippi.

Images courtesy STEHMO

On August 21, the 38,000 dwt bulk carrier suffered extensive damage in a collision with a general cargo ship of 18,000 dwt registered in the Netherlands. Damgracht at Sabine Pass, the narrow shipping channel along the Texas-Louisiana border.

The collision occurred in the Outer Bar channel as AP Revelin was leaving for Immingham, UK. Damgrachtwhich was carrying a cargo of cement, was on approach and suffered a technical failure resulting in loss of direction, according to its operator.

The Revelin suffered severe damage to her rear hull, which was gutted above the waterline. The Damgracht suffered relatively minor damage to her port bow. No injuries or pollution were reported during the incident.

The US Coast Guard and the National Transport Safety Board are currently investigating the collision.

A global shipping company specializing in dry bulk, Atlantska Plovidba operates a fleet of 12 vessels, including two Handymax, five Supramax and five Panamax with a total capacity of over 750,000 dwt.