So this is what it looks like when two 10,000-ton vessels smush into each other. Last Saturday two cargo ships collided near the port of Shenzhen, most likely as a result of heavy fog. This particular collision luckily resulted in no casualties or oil leakage, just some nasty-looking hull damage.
Just to be safe, steps were taken to control an oil spill if one were to take place, laying an oil containment rope around the ship. The port of Shenzhen says the crash happened just outside of the control of vessel traffic service monitoring (VTS). Crashes like this one cause huge economic losses to shipping companies, as well as port itself. Authorities say this week’s incident will likely lead to a tightening of sailing regulations in the area.
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