Cargo ship sinking off coast of Gibraltar causing fears of oil spill

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A cargo ship is sinking off the coast of Gibraltar following a a collision with a tanker, causing fears of an oil spill.

The Bulker OS35-IMO9172399 collided with the the LNG tanker ADAM LNG which is currently anchored on the western side of Gibraltar.

The Bulker OS35 is 0.3nm off the coast between Catalan Bay and Sandy Bay as the Gibraltar Port Authority has issued a statement regarding an incident.

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The statement reads: "The Port Authority is dealing with an incident involving a collision between two vessels in the Bay.

"The vessel OS 35 clipped the vessel ADAM LNG as the former was manoeuvring to exit the Bay.

"The Port Authority directed the vessel OS 35 to the Eastside in order to ensure it could be beached and in that way try to minimise as much as possible the risk of the vessel sinking and to secure the lives of the mariners on board.

"The vessel is presently beached off Catalan Bay."

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