Tanker, ship col­lide

Kuwait Times - - INTERNATIONAL -

An oil tanker and a cargo ship col­lided yes­ter­day off Bri­tain in one of the world’s busiest ship­ping routes, but no in­juries or spills have been re­ported, author­i­ties said. The tanker had 38,000 tons of petrol on board at the time of the col­li­sion with a 220-me­tre cargo boat in the Strait of Dover, which is where the North Sea and the Chan­nel meet. “Al­though both ves­sels have been da­m­aged, there is no wa­ter ingress and no pol­lu­tion,” Bri­tain’s mar­itime and coast­guard agency said. “There are no in­juries and all of the crew are ac­counted for.” Pho­tos re­leased by French mar­itime author­i­ties showed ex­ten­sive dam­age to the side of the tanker “Sea fron­tier”, which had 27 peo­ple on board. The “Huyan En­deav­our” cargo ship was able to con­tinue on its way. “We don’t know the cir­cum­stances of the ac­ci­dent,” a French mar­itime au­thor­ity source said. “The weather con­di­tions were not bad, but the area where the col­li­sion hap­pened is rel­a­tively nar­row, with lots of traf­fic.”

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