Two ships collided on the Atlantic approach to the Panama Canal June 1, spilling an "undetermined" quantity of bunker oil, the waterway's administrators said.
The British-registered container ship M/V Sidney Star hit Panama-flagged grain carrier M/V Royal Ocean while approaching the Canal's entrance, sustaining damage to its port side fuel tanks, the Panama Canal Authority (ACP) said.
ACP workers staunched the flow of fuel oil
, and the two ships were
directed to a Canal anchorage at Cristobal for inspection, the authority said. No injuries were reported.