A combination of wave activity and work by salvors finally managed last night to disentangle two ships that had collided north of Corsica on Sunday.
At around 9.30pm last night the Tunisian ropax Ulysse was freed from the hull of the boxship CSL Virginia. The bulbous bow of the ropax has been destroyed and salvors are waiting until later on today before assessing how and where to move both ships for inspection and repair.
Oil spill recovery operations continued yesterday with authorities confident the vast majority of the 200 cu m of bunker fuel spilled has now been cleared up.
#CollisionEnCorse Breaking news : Sous effet combiné mouvements houle et précédentes tentatives désincarcération, Ulysse a bougé puis s'est libéré du Virginia vers 21h30. Ulysse reste sur place. Tous moyens sur zone mobilisés pour sécuriser navires et préserver environnement. pic.twitter.com/dRQY8xKdH9
— Préfecture maritime de la Méditerranée (@Premarmed) October 11, 2018