MaritimeNews ® 15-Jan-2020 11:10
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Odfjell’s 600-foot chemical tanker Bow Fortune collided with a fishing vessel on Tuesday, December 14 in Galveston, Texas.
The 81-foot fishing vessel Pappy’s Pride capsized following the collision and two fishermen from the vessel are reported to be missing.
“At 3:35 p.m., Vessel Traffic Service Houston-Galveston watchstanders were notified of four people in the water after a collision between a fishing vessel and the 600-foot chemical tanker Bow Fortune near the Galveston jetties,” the US Coast Guard said.
“Sector Houston-Galevston watchstanders issued an urgent marine information broadcast and launched a Station Galveston 45-foot Response Boat-Medium boat crew and a 29-foot Response Boat-Small boat crew.”
The Coast Guard said that two of the fishermen were pulled from the water by the crew of a good Samaritan vessel and the RB-M boat crew. Both were transferred to emergency medical services personnel. 
The search for the remaining two fishermen is underway.
The cause of the collision is said to be under investigation. 
Based on the latest AIS data, the 37,400 DWT Bow Fortune is moored in Galveston.
The Norwegian-flagged vessel was built in 1999 by Kværner Florø AS, Norway.
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