COSCO Panamax collided with French trawler in Irish waters, heavy damage
Bulk carrier HUA SHENG HAI collided with 35-meter French trawler KIRRIXKI (MMSI 228005600) off Kerry coast, southwest Ireland, at around 0100 UTC Oct 12, while en route from Guinea to Aughinish Alumina, Ireland. Trawler sustained serious bow damages, one crew was injured, in need of hospital treatment. Trawler reached Dingle and as of Oct 17, remains at Dingle. Bulk carrier is cruising in legs off Kilrush, west of Aughinish, probably waiting for berth. Bulk carrier HUA SHENG HAI, IMO 9758571, dwt 81600, built 2017, flag HK, manager COSCO BULK.