Ships Collide and One Partially Sinks Off Gibraltar

Ship Sinking

The Shipping Times tells us: “The Panamanian cargo Vessel NEW FLAME, carrying a cargo of scrap metal and the Danish Product Tanker TORM GERTRUDE collided in Gibraltar waters, 1 kilometre south of Europa Point, Gibraltar at 05.55 hrs yesterday, Sunday 12th August 2007.

The NEW FLAME had just left Gibraltar bound for Turkey. The TORM GERTRUDE was heading inbound for the Port of Algeciras in Spain from the Eastern Mediterranean.” Read More… (thanks George)

Fred Fry updates us with this news: “Details at Gibraltar News. Apparently, as of this morning, the vessel was spared sinking fully as it is partly aground.” Read More…

*Click HERE for an amazing Photo Slideshow of the incident.