Unexpected Collision Between Two Cargo Ships

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cargo ships

Accident type : Collision
Location : Oster estuary on Elbe River on 5 nautical miles off Cuxhaven, Germany
Casualties/Pollution : Nil

When two vessels head in the same direction on crossing routes, the obvious result is the collision. That is what happened when the cargo ships violated the ColReg in Oster estuary on Elbe River on 5 nautical miles off Cuxhaven, Germany.

The collision caused one general cargo ship, to get stuck into a sandy shallow at the estuary. Both the vessels suffered slight damages and small scratches but remained afloat. The general cargo ship was refloated later with the assistance of a tug. Both the merchant ships were docked at Cuxhaven for inspection and survey, before being released to resume voyage. There were no injury nor water pollution.

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