Cargo ship damaged bridge at Port Alegre, Brazil

Cargo ship PIRATINI collided with Guaiba Bridge at Porto Alegre, Brazil, at around 2130 LT May 28, while leaving the port with cargo of soybean meal, bound for Rio Grande. Bridge pillar was seriously damaged, understood bridge traffic is suspended, which may lead to some supply shortages in the region. The ship sustained slight damages and continued voyage, she reached Rio Grande late May 29.
Cargo ship PIRATINI, MMSI 711000006, length 119 meters, flag Brazil, manager Petrosul – Frota de Petroleiros do Sul.



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