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.
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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