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Incident Photos: Cargo Ships Collide Off Greece

Damage to the Vanuatu-flagged ANT. Photo courtesy Hellenic Coast Guard

Incident Photos: Cargo Ships Collide Off Greece

Mike Schuler
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June 2, 2023

Two cargo ships have collided in the Aegean Sea off the coast of Greece.

The Hellenic Coast Guard reports that the collision took place around 9 p.m. Thursday night in international waters of the eastern Aegean Sea, north-northwest of Chios, Greece.

The incident involved Vanuatu-flagged ANT, with thirteen foreign crew, and the Singapore-flagged cargo ship Potentia, with nineteen on board.

Photos show damage to the Ant on its starboard side amidships.

Photo courtesy Hellenic Coast Guard

No injuries or pollution have been reported.

Several assets were sent to the scene, including several patrol boats, a Greek Navy ship, multiple helicopters and an Air Force aircraft.

Ant is owned by Turkey-based Ant Shipping and Trading, according to Equasis data. The ship was recently inspected in Egypt on May 30, with the inspection revealing that the ship had a malfunctioning bridge navigation watch alarm system.

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