Ro-Ro Ferry and Container Ship Collide

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By The Maritime Executive 10-07-2018 06:14:23

A ro-ro ferry and a container ship collided in the Mediterranean Sea near Corsica on Sunday.

No injuries have been reported, but responders from Italy, France and Monaco are assisting with cleanup of what is believed to be a fuel oil spill nearly two and a half miles long.

The 162-meter (530-foot) Tunisian ferry Ulysse operated by Cotunav reportedly collided with the at-anchor CSL Virginia 30 kilometers (18 miles) from the island at around 7:30am, causing a breach in the hull of the container ship several meters long.

The CSL Virginia was not carrying any cargo at the time. 

The incident apparently occurred in fair weather.