Uni-Tankers, as commercial managers of the chemical/oil products tankers M/T Swan Atlantic, report that earlier this morning the vessel was hit on its port side by an unidentified object whilst transiting the southern part of the Red Sea on passage to Reunion Island. As a result of the impact the M/T Swan Atlantic suffered from a small fire which has been brought under control by the crew. All seafarers onboard the vessel are reported to be safe.
Managers are in close contact with the relevant authorities and military assistance is now in the area providing all necessary support. M/T Swan Atlantic which is carrying a cargo of vegetable oils has meanwhile proceeded its voyage south.
Uni-Tankers remain in close contact with the vessel’s owner and technical managers offering them all possible support with the safety of all seafarers onboard at all times remaining the highest priority.
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