Very Large Container Ship MSC LUCIANA collided with Chinese freighter

MRCC Tianjin China was alerted at 0330 Beijing time Nov 21 by collision report. Mega container ship MSC LCIANA collided with Chinese cargo ship SULIANHAIJI0118 in Bohai sea, 7 nm off Caofeidian port. MSC LUCIANA left Tianjin, bound for Busan, and collided with SULIANHAIJI0118 some two or three hours after leaving Tianjin. SULIANHAIJI0118 sustained starboard hull breach in midshipsection area, with ensuing massive water ingress. SAR ship BEI HAI JIU 119 (IMO 9763447) was sent to assist. damaged freighter was taken to Caofeidian and anchored, another report said she was grounded to avoid sinking. 16 crew safe.
MSC LUCIANA interrupted her voyage and was brought to anchor on Caofeidian anchorage, no information on her damages. As of 1230 UTC Nov 22, she was still at anchor. Most probably, she also sustained damages.
Container ship MSC LUCIANA, IMO 9398383, dwt 138771, capacity 11700 TEU, built 2009, flag Panama, manager Mediterranean Shipping Company.
Cargo ship SULIANHAIJI0118, MMSI 413021521, length 59 meters, flag China.



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