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A container vessel collided with a fishing boat, hull damaged

A container vessel collided with a fishing boat, hull damaged



It is reported that in the early morning of August 10, the ultra-large container vessel "AIN SNAN EXPRESS" collided with an ocean-going fishing vessel Corail in a channel off the coast of Brest, France. Both vessels were damaged, and no injuries have been reported so far. The container ship was sailing from the port of Southampton to Singapore (via the Suez Canal) at the time of the incident.


At about 1:30 a.m. local time on August 10, the French Regional Surveillance and Rescue Operations Center (CROSS) received a report of the accident. The captain of the fishing boat told the center that the bow of the fishing boat was severely damaged, but it was still able to go to Lorient on its power. port.


The captain of the container vessel reported that after the collision, there was a crack in the hull about 6 meters long and nearly 1 meter wide. Because the crack was about 3.5 meters above the waterline, the ship was allowed to continue driving. Reports indicate that the container ship AIN SNAN EXPRESS is heading for Gibraltar for repairs and will then continue to Singapore.


According to the information, the vessel "AIN SNAN EXPRESS" with a capacity of 13470TEU was built in 2012 and operated by Hapag-Lloyd. At the time of the incident, the ship was serving the FE3 route of THE Alliance, and the voyage was 026E. According to the shipping schedule, before the incident, the ship had called at the Port of Hamburg (July 26-August 2), Antwerp Port (August 4-August 6) and Southampton Port (August 7-August 7- August 9), the next ports to be called include Singapore Port, Yantian Port, Hong Kong Port, Xiamen Port and Kaohsiung Port.


According to the data of the Ship News Network, the container ship is in a state of sailing. The report said the vessel was headed to Gibraltar for repairs, with delays expected. In addition, the ship involved a number of shipping companies sharing cabins: Hapag-Lloyd, Yang Ming, HMM, ONE.



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