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Hapag-Lloyd Containership Gashed in Collision with Fishing Vessel

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August 11, 2022

A 366-meter-long containership belonging to Hapag-Lloyd was involved in a collision with a fishing vessel in a shipping lane off the coast of Brest, France.

The collision too place early Wednesday morning involving the containership M/V Ain Snan Express and a French fishing vessel named Corail, which was damaged but managed to stay afloat. The containership suffered a gash in its hull measuring approximately 6 meters long by 1 meter wide about 3.50 meters above its waterline.

No injuries were reported.

The ships were reportedly navigating in the downbound lane of the Ouessant Traffic Separation Scheme (DST), west of Brest, when the accident occurred.

The fishing vessel was able to resume its voyage to the port of Lorient without assistance, while the Ain Snan Express is heading for Gibraltar where it undergo repairs before heading for its final destination in Singapore.

The incident was first reported by the Regional Operational Center for Surveillance and Rescue (CROSS) in Corsen, France.

The Ain Snan Express is a 13,500 TEU capacity containership registered in the Marshall Islands and operated by Hapag-Lloyd.

France has launched an investigation into the accident.

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