On 29.11.2010 at 17:35 h the on-duty ship traffic operator – Burgas heard on VHF 16th channel a phrase „Alessandro DP red to red”. The attempt to perform a connection on the same channel with m/t Alessandro DP was unsuccessful. At 17:40 h through Varna Radio in the MRCC Varna was received distress signal emitted from m/t Alessandro DP. The accident occurred at approximately 10 nautical miles south-east from Cape Emine in possible coordinates 42° 34` N and 028° 03`Е. M/T Alessandro DP reported for collision with another ship, that sunk and for significant damages on itself.