Hanjin and MSC Ships Collide in Singapore


The Maritime Port Authority (MPA) of Singapore has confirmed a collision between container ship Hanjin New York and MSC Claudia on September 30, 2016.

The Hanjin New York reportedly dragged anchor and drifted into the MSC Claudia, causing ten containers to become dislodged and fall onto the bow of MSC Claudia, with one falling into the sea.

All the containers were empty and there have been no reports of injuries or pollution, though both ships did suffer minor damage.

The cause of the collision has been said to be due to a lack of watch onboard the Hanjin New York.

The Port of Singapore has seen an increase in traffic from Hanjin ships since the South Korean court handling its receivership declared it as one of the ‘safe haven’ ports for the beleaguered shipping line last month.

PSA reports that 11 ships belonging to Hanjin have called at the port, with five currently docked and two more scheduled to visit before the end of the week.

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