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Bulk carriers collide in Greece

Two dry bulk carriers collided 10 nautical miles west from the Greek island of Kithira in the southern Peloponnese early on Saturday morning.

The Liberian-flagged Kiveli crashed with its prow midship into the Maltese-flagged Afina I. No injuries were reported while water ingress has occurred on both ships.

Authorities deployed significant resources to the area with the two ships towed to a nearby bay yesterday and floating barriers put around them to contain any potential spills.

Sam Chambers

Starting out with the Informa Group in 2000 in Hong Kong, Sam Chambers became editor of Maritime Asia magazine as well as East Asia Editor for the world’s oldest newspaper, Lloyd’s List. In 2005 he pursued a freelance career and wrote for a variety of titles including taking on the role of Asia Editor at Seatrade magazine and China correspondent for Supply Chain Asia. His work has also appeared in The Economist, The New York Times, The Sunday Times and The International Herald Tribune.
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