Ship Accidents & Collisions July 6, 2010

Cargo vessels collided while docking along the wharf portion of Pier 5 along South Harbor in Manila.

The M/V Medbay, a domestic carrier vessel owned by Aboitiz Transport System (ATS), had already docked and secured along Berth 1 of Pier 5 for the discharge of cargo when the ship captain of the vessel identified as Arnold Malazarte decided to transfer it to another berth upon receiving orders from officials of the ATS.

While the vessel was moving at 2 nautical miles per hour, the ship captain ordered an emergency stop after he saw that they might accidentally hit the Panamanian-flagged vessel M/V Sun Glory. However, it was too late and the vessel’s front hull collided with (M/V) the Sun Glory.