MSC mega boxship collides with engineering ship off China

MSC mega boxship collides with engineering ship off China

Mega container ship  MSC Luciana collided with Chinese engineering ship Su Lian Hai Ji 0118 near Caofeidian Port in Hebei on Tuesday.

The engineering ship suffered severe hull damage after the collision and took on water. Beihai Rescue Bureau sent a rescue boat after receiving the distress signal from the ship and managed to tow the vessel to a nearby beach. All 16 crew onboard the ship have been rescued without injury.

The 11,700 teu MSC Luciana, operated by Mediterranean Shipping Company, suffered minor damage and was brought to anchor at Caofeidian Port.

According to latest AIS tracking, the ship has set sail again yesterday.

Jason Jiang

Jason is one of the most prolific writers on the diverse China shipping & logistics industry and his access to the major maritime players with business in China has proved an invaluable source of exclusives. Having been working at Asia Shipping Media since inception, Jason is the chief correspondent of Splash and associate editor of Maritime CEO magazine. Previously he had written for a host of titles including Supply Chain Asia, Cargo Facts and Air Cargo Week.

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