Nine Missing After Mercosul Line Containership Collides with Tug and Barges on Amazon River

A containership operated by Brazilian shipping company Mercosul Line was involved in a serious collision with a tug pushing barges down the Amazon River on Wednesday, with nine people reported missing from the tug. The head-on collision occurred around 4:30 a.m. on Wednesday, August 2, near the town of Óbidos in Pará, Brazil, as the 210-meter MV MERCOSUL SANTOS was heading … [Read more...]