General – Rowan Resolute
The DS-16 Rowan Resolute has collided with Z&G Halcoussis’ supramax bulk carrier Akti in Pascagoula, Mississippi.
The incident occurred at around 01.30 hrs local time on Saturday near the VT Halter Shipyards and Chevron Docks, the US Coast Guard said.
The 229.2m long Valaris DS-16 broke free of its moorings due to high winds and collided with the 57,900 dwt Akti.
The Rowan Resolute is reported to have 580,000 gallons of diesel onboard.
The drillship is currently up against the Akti and is anchored while being held in place by three tugs. Both vessels have minor damage, with some damage to the pier as well.