Holed boxship heads to Romania for repairs

The 5,000 teu CSL Virginia is now en route to a ship repair yard in Constanta, Romania to fix a huge gash in its side from a collision off Corisica on October 7 with the ropax Ulysse.

The accident caused a leak of some 600 cu m of fuel, with local reports in southern France suggesting oil is still washing ashore in the Var region despite a massive clean up operation this month.

The CSL Virginia is expected to dock in Romania on November 2.

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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