Dutch investigators look into MSC collision

Dutch investigators are looking into a collision early Saturday morning between the roro Primula Seaways and the 5,568 teu MSC Madrid boxship. The accident happened off Vissingen in the southwest of the Netherlands when both ships were proceeding in the same direction.

The roro ship came off the worst in the smash and has sustained serious damages. It is anchored off Ghent and will likely head to a drydock for repairs.

The Primula Seaways had been involved in a collision before. On December 3, 2015, the ship collided with the car carrier City of Rotterdam on the River Humber in the UK.

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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