The accident-prone partners of the 2M alliance have been involved in another smash.
Maersk and Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC), the world’s two largest container carriers, have had more than their fair share of accidents in the past 12 months, most notably the tragic fire on the Maersk Honam earlier this month which killed five crew.
On Saturday the 11,000 teu MSC Shuba B, owned by Seaspan, and the 4,258 teu Laura Maersk collided at the Peruvian port of Callao.
The accident, captured on video (see below), happened while the pair were manoeuvring in harbour with the bow of the Maersk ship glancing the MSC Shuba B. Damages were reported as minimal and both vessels departed the port yesterday.
In July last year the Laura Maersk lost power off Alaska and had to be towed by three tugs.