Collision on Schelde, oil skimmer capsized, 1 dead, 2 missing

by Hans | December 9th, 2010

Late at Dec 08 2010 on Scheld near Dutch-Belgian border, right in front of nuclear power station Doel, chemical tanker Crystal Topaz, sailing out from Antwerp, collided with oil skimmer DN 31, oil skimmer capsized.

From 3 crew 1 found dead, 2 missing, presumably locked in vessel’s inside. S&R started, traffic on the river blocked. Crystal Topaz ordered to return to Antwerp.

Crystal Topaz IMO 9327047, dwt 11340, built 2006, flag Luxembourg, operator Crystal Pool.

DN 31 IMO 9031193, dwt 585, built 1992, flag Belgium, owner Jan de Nul NV.

On a pic from http://album.gva.be/foto-album/gezonken-baggerboot-op-de-schelde.aspx bottom of capsized DN 31.
Source: Maritime Bulletin

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