Two bulk carrier ships collide near Ostend

Two bulk carrier ships collide near Ostend
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At around 14:45 on Thursday afternoon, two bulk carrier ships collided in the Wandelaar anchorage area in the Belgian coastal town of Ostend. Fortunately, no one was injured.

The Liberian 'Joy' ship was at anchor when it was struck at low speed by the Cypriot 'Maritsa' vessel, according to the Maritime and Coastal Services Agency.

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No crew members were injured in this collision, but both ships' sheet metal and paint were damaged, and a lifeboat was also reportedly destroyed.

Maritime police have been tasked with investigating the circumstances that caused the collision.

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