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Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Video: Containerships Collide in Suez Canal

September 30, 2014

Video screenshot via PoliceInPortsaid of Colombo Express (right) about to collide with Maersk Tanjong in the Suez Canal

Video screenshot via PoliceInPortsaid of Colombo Express (right) about to collide with Maersk Tanjong in the Suez Canal

Two large containerships collided in the Suez Canal off Port Said at roughly 5:30 local time Monday morning.

The Hapag-Lloyd’s Colombo Express, a 324-meter German-flagged containership, collided with 332-meter Singapore-flagged Maersk Tanjong, causing several dropped containers and a large gash in the Colombo Express’ bow. Both vessels remain afloat.

A video of the collision is available at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2ktwo-k-onk#t=198.

The Suez Canal Authority reports it is investigating the incident and is working to recover the lost containers. Traffic in the area has been delayed as a result of the collision.

No reports of injuries or pollution have been recorded.
 

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