Container ship MSC Elsa 3 collided bulk carrier Katina at Hodeidah anchorage

Collision doesn’t appear to have impacted port operations.
The container ship MSC Elsa 3 collided with the abandoned bulk carrier Katina at the Hodeidah anchorage in Yemen. The container carrier was maneuvering to leave the anchorage, but due to human mistake and dead inertia collided with the anchored bulker. The accident happened in slow speed and the both ships remained afloat. The bulk carrier Katina did not suffered serious damages, while the container ship MSC Elsa 3 was breached in the forecastle. The local authorities allowed container carrier to berth at the port after short inspection. The ship will re repaired and released to return in operations. The vessel returned in service with 1 day delay from schedule and headed to Salalah, Oman.
The investigation for the root cause and responsiblity for the collision is under investigation. Fortunately during the accident there were no injuries and no water pollution.
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Source: maritimeherald.com

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