General cargo ships collided in port, East China sea

4,000-ton general cargo ship while leaving port in East China sea went out of control and struck berthed 3,600-ton general cargo ship early in the morning Feb 3. Both ships sustained damages: berthed ship’s hull was breached, see photo, while another one suffered dented railings, understood in stern area. The ship which was leaving port was anchored at inner anchorage, while berthed ship, loaded with steel, remained berthed.

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