lundi 26 mars 2012
Monday, 26.Mar.2012, 13:10 (GMT+2)
Two ships on passage in the Dover Strait collided in poor visibility yesterday morning.
The ‘Gas Arctic,’ LPG tanker currently in ballast, registered in Malta was on passage from Tees to Portland, with 14 crew aboard. The ‘Spring Bok’, cargo ship, registered in the Netherlands was on passage from Amsterdam to Oranjestad, Aruba, with 22 crew aboard. The vessels collided this morning when visibility was less than half a mile.
Dover Coastguard requested the launch of the Dungeness all weather lifeboat and the assistance of HMS Tyne which was transiting the Strait.
Phil Davies, Watch Officer, Dover Coastguard, says :
“The vessels have both incurred damage above the water line but are fully capable of making their way to Portland where they will be inspected.”
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