Generals cargo ships collision in Welland Canal, Great Lakes VIDEO

General cargo ships ALANIS and FLORENCE SPIRIT collided at around 2000 UTC Jul 11 in Welland Canal, which is connecting Lake Ontario and Lake Erie, Great Lakes. The ships collided while proceeding in opposite directions, ALANIS en route from Toledo Ohio, Lake Erie, with cargo of wind turbines, FLORENCE SPIRIT en route from Montreal to probably, Colborne. Both ships were damaged in fore area, extent of damages unknown. ALANIS reached Colborne and was berthed in about an hour after collision, FLORENCE SPIRIT was berthed at Welland, near collision site.
General cargo ship ALANIS, IMO 9468085, dwt 12744, built 2010, flag Antigua, manager RAMBOW REEDEREI (EQUASIS).
General cargo ship FLORENCE SPIRIT, IMO 9314600, dwt 14001, built 2004, flag Canada, manager MCKEIL MARINE LTD (EQUASIS).

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