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Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Ships Collide in Philippines Sea

January 9, 2017

 The reefer containership Sevilla Carrier collided with tuna fishing vessel Hsiang Yung No6 in Philippines Sea on 515 nautical miles east-south-east off Eluanbi, Taiwan on Jan 7, 2017, at 3.45 a.m local time.

 
 The hull of the fishing vessel was breached with ensuing water ingress, but there was no risk to the crew of 10, another fishing vessel in the area rushed to assistalso the Sevilla Carrier remained nearby. 
 
The accident was reported to the local authorities and at the scene were dispatched tugs, which will assist the salvage of the sinking fishing ship. 
 
The Taiwanese Maritime Rescue will try to salvage the vessel.    
 
At the scene arrived another fishing vessel, which will assist with salvage. The reefer containership Sevilla Carrier also remained nearby in case of worsening of the situation.


 
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