Incident Video: Hapag-Lloyd Ship Veers Off Course into Moored Ferries in Santos, Brazil

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May 8, 2018


A Hapag-Lloyd containership allided with three moored ferry boats upon entering the Port of Santos, Brazil on Sunday, causing extensive damage.

According to local media, the containership Santos Express was inbound at the port when it veered from the main shipping lane and allided with the ferries at around 8:30 p.m.

A video showing the ship filmed from shore was posted online.

The incident is reported to have occurred at the Guarujá side of the Santos Estuary.

Check out the video below:

Shipping media reports says the Santos Express was destined for DP World’s Santos Port. 

The German-flagged Santos Express was built in 2017 and has a length of 333 meters. AIS ship tracking data shows the vessels departed Santos on Tuesday for the nearby port of Paranagua.

Sunday’s incident comes less than two months a video showing a Hapag-Lloyd containership violently alliding with a moored ship at the port of Karachi went viral. 

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