Ship collides with Port Lincoln wharf

Flinders Ports is looking into a minor incident involving a bulk carrier colliding with the Port Lincoln wharf on Thursday morning.

Local photographer Max Coulson captured footage of the bulk carrier 'Jonas Oldendorff' colliding with the wharf at low speed.

Mr Coulson said he was at the Tuna Poler statue taking some sunrise photos when he saw the ship and decided to go to the wharf to take some photos of it docking.

He with the angle it came in it looked like there was an issue and he decided to record the video.

"When I saw it coming in I thought it was coming in very sharp and I thought 'that's not normal'," he said.

"It came in, it would've been 20 to 30 metres away when it dropped the anchor, and I knew there was a problem."

Two tug boats were in attendance and assisted the vessel.

A Flinders Ports spokesperson said neither the wharf or the ship sustained any structural damage and the mooring was completed without any incident.

"Nobody was injured or at risk at any point.

"However, we will fully investigate the incident to ensure any errors are identified and remedied."

In 2010 a major incident occurred at the wharf when the bulk carrier Grand Rodosi hit the tuna boat Apollo S, which caused the latter to sink.

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