The delivery of China’s Cosco Shipping 20,000 teu newbuilding Cosco Shipping Leo has been delayed after the vessel collided with a general cargo vessel on March 29.
The incident occurred when the mega containership was on a sea trial near South Korea’s Jeju Island, colliding with general cargo vessel Mercury Triumph which was en route from Japan to China.
FleetMon reports that the Mercury Triumph suffered a hull breach and lost power while Cosco Shipping Leo suffered bow damage and a lost anchor. No causalities or injuries were reported from the incident.
According to Alphaliner, the vessel was originally scheduled to join the Ocean Alliance Asia-Europe NEU2 loop on April 14, however its introduction has been postponed by two weeks. The vessel’s sailing slot has been taken by the Cosco Shipping Gemini.