2 Ships Collide off Belgium Coast


A general cargo ship called the Se Pacifica and a product tanker entitled King Emerald, have collided at Nieuwpoort anchorage, Belgium, according to Fleetmon.

Both vessels were reported to be anchored, with the King Emerald vessel starting to drift after colliding with the general cargo ship.

In the latest update, August 22, 2016 was the date in which the King Emerald was docked.

Repair work is scheduled to take place for the Se Pacifica in Vissingen.

PTI previously reported that the 18,000 TEU CMA CGM Vasco de Gama mega-ship had run aground on its approach to Southampton, UK.

This also follows recent news that a large cargo ship called ‘Maria’ had suffered a mechanical failure and crashed into an Italian fishing crawler.

Two Japanese product tanker vessels also collided near the Keihin Port recently, which caused oil to spill into the bay area.

Effective shipping navigation is crucial to ensure that collisions do not effect day-to-day operations.

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