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.
Drukke tijd met schadevaringen. Nu aan boord van dit containerschip na een aanvaring met een roro schip. Onderzoek zal wel even duren. Veel om uit te zoeken pic.twitter.com/v9z0soco4A
— Gebiedsagent Martin (@GAINFRA_ZW7) March 3, 2018