Chinese mega container ship struck berthed German cruise ship, Hamburg

Mega container ship CSCL STAR struck berthed expedition ship HANSEATIC INSPIRATION in Hamburg Port, understood in the afternoon Mar 18, while leaving Hamburg. Container ship sustained superficial damages and was allowed to continue her voyage. HANSEATIC INSPIRATION probably, sustained more serious damages, but no details were given. It was more a brush, than collision. CSCL STAR was in North sea as of Mar 19, en route to rotterdam.
Container ship CSCL STAR, IMO 9466867, dwt 155470, capacity 13300 TEU, built 2010, flag HK, manager COSCO Shanghai.
Passenger (expedition) ship HANSEATIC INSPIRATION, IMO 9817145, GT 15651, built 2019, flag Malta, manager Hapag-Lloyd Cruises.



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