Container ship X-PRESS BRAHMAPUTRA collided with pier while leaving New Mangalore Port, India, at around 0730 LT Nov 3. The ship sustained hull breach in portside stern area, several meters long. Fuel tank was damaged, fuel spill occurred, but according to official statement, it was quickly taken under control. The ship was brought back, for investigation and repairs. X-PRESS BRAHMAPUTRA is serving Colombo – New Mangalore line.