At least five dead following MSC boxship collision off Peru

Five people are confirmed dead and another six missing after the 13,100 teu containership MSC Regulus collided with a small passenger boat off the northern Peruvian coast on Saturday morning.

The passenger vessel, Don Gerado 2, capsized. Another 12 people were listed as wounded following the accident. The MSC boxship was en route from Peru to Mexico when the collision happened.

Investigators have yet to say who is to blame for the tragedy.


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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