Alliance partners Maersk and MSC, the two largest container shipping companies, got a bit too close at the weekend when their vessels almost had a major collision at the Peruvian port of Callao.
A video released on March 26, 2018, has captured the moment the MSC Shuba B, a vessel of 11,000 TEU, catches itself on the Laura Maersk, a 4,258 TEU ship, when a manoeuvre goes wrong.
Tugs intervened, avoiding a more serious collision by pushing the Laura Maersk away from a direct hit on the MSC Shuba B.
A Port Technology technical paper focused on the MSC Flaminia fire, which brought into focus the problems that arise when a ship in need of assistance seeks a place of refuge
According to reports, both vessels sustained a minor amount of damage, but were able to leave and travel along the West coast of South America for their next port calls on March 25.
Two containerships recently collided at Karachi Port in Pakistan.