MSC Containership Collides with RoRo in the Netherlands

Photo: Adri van de Wege

Authorities in the Netherlands are investigating a collision involving an MSC containership and a DFDS roll-on/roll-off cargo ship over the weekend.

The incident occurred Saturday morning off Vlissingen, Netherlands when the 270-meter MSC Madrid struck the port side of the Ro-Ro Primula Seaways as the containership sailed for Antwerp, Belgium.

Both ships were damaged in the incident but no pollution has been reported.

 

An AIS animation shows the moment of impact (WARNING: You’re going to want to mute this one. Seriously, you’ve been warned):