Car carrier contacted trawler, detained

Car carrier LAKE SUPERIOR at around 2330 UTC Jun 26 collided with, or more likely, contacted, French trawler TALARIANTE, in English Channel S of Salcombe UK, proceeding in western direction, en route from Antwerpen to Konakry, Guinea. Trawler though damaged, remained seaworthy, and reached French port Saint-Malo under own power. No injures reported. Car carrier was, apparently, ordered to interrupt voyage and sail to French waters, she was anchored off Brest in the afternoon same day, for investigation. Or inquisition.
Car carrier LAKE SUPERIOR, IMO 9325178, GT 46800, built 2007, flag Liberia, manager?
Trawler TALARIANTE, IMO 9335654, GT 179, built 2004, flag France.



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