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PHOTOS: Greek Navy ship cut in half by Maersk boxship

PortandTerminal.com, October 27, 2020

ATHENS, GREECE – The container ship Maersk Launceston collided today with the Greek Navy minesweeper Kallisto causing is serious damage. The incident occurred off Port of Piraeus on Tuesday morning.

According to Greece news source Kathimerini, the Greek navy ship was literally cut in two — towing to the port of Salamis was done in two parts. In According to Kathimerini, it is considered virtually impossible for the damages to be repaired so that the Kallisto can be navigable again.

All 27 crew members of the minesweeper are safe and accounted. Two suffered relatively minor injuries, a statement from the Hellenic Coast Guard said.

Image sourced from Greek media of the badly damaged Navy vessel
Image sourced from Greek media of the badly damaged Navy vessel

Badly damaged navy ship.
The Greek navy ship was literally cut in two

Towing to the port of Salamis was done in two parts.

Maersk Launceston was not badly damaged and is being detained by the Central Port Authority of Piraeus while a preliminary investigation in being conducted, the Coast Guard said. Early reporting suggested that the Polish captain of the containership may have been arrested or detained – this is apparently not the case.

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