Cargo Ship Collision Sinks Vessel


A large cargo shipped called Maria, weighing 8,383 tonnes, has had a mechanical failure and crashed into an Italian fishing trawler named Angela Arcella at Laboratory Wharf, Malta at about noon on August 9, 2016, reported the Times of Malta.

It capsized the much smaller fishing vessel, and then hit the Congo-registered Ship Union which then went on to hit a tug boat, with no damages caused.

The crew of the Angela Arcella evacuated into the water but suffered no major injuries.

There have been two other crashes this week, one involving two product tankers near Keihin Port, Japan, which suffered an oil spill after.

The second crash involved the Chinese ship Guo Shun 21 colliding into a Vietnamese cargo vessel, sinking it in the much disputed South China Sea.

In 2015, Maersk Line and MSC’s shipping alliance ‘2M’ and the ‘O3’ alliance chose Malta Freeport Terminals as their main transhipment hub in the Central Mediterranean.

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