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NTSB Report: Contact of Tanker Riverside with Moda Ingleside Energy Center No. 4 Loading Dock


published on 30 March 2022 89 -

On March 15, 2021, about 1302 local time, the oil tanker Riverside with a crew of 21 and 2 pilots was transiting outbound from the port of Corpus Christi, near Ingleside, Texas, in a loaded condition when the vessel lost propulsion and struck the no. 4 loading dock at the Moda Ingleside Energy Center. 1 No pollution or injuries were reported. Damage to the vessel was estimated at $550,000. The estimated property damage to the facility was $7 million.

The Riverside was an 820-foot-long, steel-hulled liquid bulk cargo vessel (oil tanker) built in 2009 by STX Offshore & Shipbuilding Jinhae Shipyard in Changwon, South Korea. It was owned by Glory Riverside Navigation LTD and operated by Thome Ship Management PTE LTD. The vessel was double hulled, meaning its cargo tanks were within an inner watertight hull separated by ballast or void tanks or other spaces from its outer hull, and had a liquid cargo capacity of 793,842 barrels of oil. The vessel was powered by one STX MAN B&W (model 6S60MC-C) slow-speed, two-stroke diesel engine, producing 18,184 hp and directly driving a single fixed-pitch propeller. The vessel’s maximum speed was 15 knots. To change the propeller direction, the engine had to completely stop and then restart in the opposite direction. The main engine could be started from three locations: the bridge, the engine control room, and locally at the main engine.
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