Mega container ship broke off moorings, drifted, hit pier

Ultra Large Container Vessel reportedly broke off her moorings in strong wind early in the morning Apr 26 in central Mediterranean port. The ship drifted across harbor and hit the pier, later was taken under control by tugs and berthed. No information on damages, though it may be assumed that there were some, to ship and to pier.

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