Ccontainer vessel Colombo Express has collided with the 332-metre container vessel Maersk Tanjong in the Suez Canal off Port Said.
The Maersk vessel was clearing the Suez Canal Container terminal to join the second convoy, whilst the Colombo Express was proceeding through the convoy. The collision resulted in a 20-metre dent to the left side of Colombo Express and three fallen containers.
The second southbound convoy has been interrupted. The container ships will be moored at the canal lakes until the investigation and the repairs are completed.
Colombo Express (IMO number 9295244 and MMSI 211433000) was built in 2005 and is registered in Germany. The container ship has a deadweight of 103,800 DWT.
Maersk Tanjong (IMO number 9332511 and MMSI 565510000) was built in 2007 and is registered in Singapore. The vessel has a deadweight of 107,266 DWT.
Video by: PortsaidAlyoum
Photos of collided Hapag-Lloyd’s container carrier Colombo Express and Maersk Tanjong, provided by a witness of the incident.