Cargo Ship Averts Collision with KPC Building

Post by Mark

Yesterday morning a cargo ship heading into Shuwaikh port veered off path and nearly collided with the KPC building. The cargo ship had to be pulled back out into sea by tugboats and an investigation is currently taking place into the cause of this incident.

The pictures in this post were taken by KPC employees and it kinda looks like their might have been an oil leak as well. [Source]


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22 comments, add your own...

  1. BBM says:

    Texting whilst driving again?

  2. Nick says:

    maybe the captain thought of submitting his invoice directly to KPC

  3. Kuwait says:

    I’m sure the investigation will somehow blame it on the expats :)

  4. Kingfisher says:

    @Kuwait: U Nuts! Expats??? From where did this come from????

  5. Mo Bo says:

    Its not the captains fault, once the ship comes into bay a pilot takes over I think the tugboats. They screwed up somehow.

    Also Its not oil its the mud that is causing the black color. The ship may have been in shallow waters and is lucky it did not get stuck

    • meh says:


      This pretty much sums up what happened exactly.

      From the pictures, the anchor seems the main cause of that mud.

  6. Desert Girl says:

    AWESOME! Imagine being in the building. Dayum.

  7. NBN says:

    There was a ship hotel in the exact place of KPC now. May be the captian wants to replace the KPC with his ship. :)

  8. Nathan says:

    It’s probably a mechanical failure. The waves might have pushed it further onto shore.

  9. Adam says:

    Instagram: ruining great photos since 2010.

  10. ibnturab says:

    would have been a more interesting story had it ran aground and even crashed into the ministry.

  11. Matt says:

    He probably thought it was a Drive-Thru.

  12. TweeZ says:

    don’t you just love the smell of petrol? aahhhhh!

  13. vampire says:

    the oil leak maybe not an oil leak!
    looks like ship scraped the bottom of sea and caused the dirty sand to move!

  14. bob says:

    Do you think the captian started blowing his horn, waiting for the little guy to run out of the bakala and giving him a pack of cigarettes?

  15. Mart says:

    Speed 2 Kuwait version ??!!

  16. Tony says:

    Wanted to make the realistic version of Speed 2 movie…have the shooting in Kuwait to compete with Mission impossible which was shot in Dubai…..

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