Tanker collided with oil rig in North SeaStaff Writer | January 3, 2018
The tanker Elsa Essberger collided with unmanned oil rig Q1 with is no longer in use, at around 1820 UTC December 31 in North sea some 20 nm southwest of Den Helder, Netherlands.
Shipping The platform Q1 Halfway is not in use
In the collision the bow of the Elsa Essberger was damaged, but the cargo tanks remained completely intact, so there is no danger of outflow or leakage of the cargo.
It has been anchored at Callantsoog for the time being. The ship Elsa was on its way from Antwerp to Malmo in Sweden. ■