Container Ship Crashes into Genoa Port Control Tower

Malta Today
Wednesday, May 08, 2013
Jolly Nero: Photo courtesy of Messina Line

At least 3 people dead and up to 6 missing after the container ship 'Jolly Nero' hit the tower in the hours of darkness.

Part of the tower, in which about 14 people were present at the time of the accident at around half past midnight local time, crashed into the water. One of the victims was reported by Malta Today to be a woman in her 30s, while the other two were male.

The Italian container ship is almost 200 metres long, 30 metres wide, with a gross tonnage of more than 40,500,  and was bound for Naples.

The impact happened during a shift change which meant that more people were present in the control tower.

Prosecutors in the Italian city opened an investigation while the Jolly Nero was sequestered by police, and the captain detained for questioning.

Source: Malta Today

 

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