21,000 TEU container ship collided with freighter Update

Mar 30 Update: Read full story: http://maritimebulletin.net/2018/03/30/world-biggest-container-ship-collided-with-freighter/

21,000 TEU Ultra Large Container Ship on sea trial, with 150 people on board, collided with 10,000-ton general cargo ship which was en route from Japan to China with cargo of steel, in the afternoon Mar 29 in East China sea. Cargo ship was damaged, reportedly hull breaches from fore to aft, water ingress in ballast tanks, disabled, drifting. ULCS suffered bow starboard damages, including dented hull plating, understood anchor was lost. No casualties, no injures reported. Photo illustration: 21000-TEU container ship.

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