Friday, June 13, 2008

Ship Happens!

HEAD ON COLLISION CLOSES PORT>> Italian 56,800gt Ro/Ro M/V Grande Nigeria (built 2002) & 43,101gt Panamanian vehicle M/V Nada V (built 1984), both 200 meters in length & with thousands of automobiles, in collision -- Belgian port of Antwerp, blocking all shipping to/from Europe's 2nd largest port. Both ships still afloat on Western Schelde River outside Antwerp. One ship entering port while other leaving Antwerp but facts of accident still unclear. Rudder problem considered, as both vessels involved in frontal collision.

So now you have it - it is not just the Wednesday night racers who have trouble keeping their vessels apart!

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