Ferry breached in collision, Oran port Update Chinese ship damaged

Update: According to latest information, ferry struck berthed Panama-flagged cargo ship, most probably it’s general cargo ship HAN XIN. It was said, that the cargo ship suffered heavy damages, but this information is not yet confirmed. Ferry’s hull breach is several meters long, above waterline.

Ferry TASSILI II reportedly collided with Chinese cargo ship, while leaving port of Oran, Algeria, bound for Alicante, Spain, early in the morning Sep 1. Ferry sustained starboard hull breach, said to be several meters long, but was according to officials, stabilized and berthed. Passengers were disembarked. Cargo ship wasn’t identified, it was mentioned only, that both ships were under way in harbor at the time of collision.
Passenger ro-ro ship TASSILI II, IMO 9265419, GT 20024, built 2004, flag Algeria, operator ENTMV.



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