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Slight damage at Port Klang as Cosco 13,000-TEUer collides

THE 13,000-TEU Cosco England collided with an unidentified second vessel while approaching the dock at Westports Malaysia, a large container facility at Port Klang

Slight damage at Port Klang as Cosco 13,000-TEUer collides

THE 13,000-TEU Cosco England collided with an unidentified second vessel while approaching the dock at Westports Malaysia, a large container facility at Port Klang

26 April 2019 - 19:00

THE 13,000-TEU Cosco England collided with an unidentified second vessel while approaching the dock at Westports Malaysia, a large container facility at Port Klang.

The England required repairs, according to OOCL sources, reported Fort Lauderdale's Maritime Executive.



The vessels collided while inbound in the port's South Channel at 0253 hours on Sunday morning. After the incident, the ships both continued safely to their respective berths to commence cargo operations and undergo an inspection.



'Both vessels are presently conducting relevant surveys and repairs at our berths and it is anticipated that we would be losing 600 metres of wharf space due to this for the next seven days,' Westports said in an advisory.



'We anticipate some berthing delays during this period, which we will do our best to minimise by close coordination with all customers.'



The terminal operator said that the incident had no impact on the operations of the shipping channel or on the port, other than the berthing delays. It advised vessel operators to be in contact with the port's berth planning department to stay up to date on any changes in berthing arrangements.



OOCL confirmed the incident and said that no casualties or damage to OOCL container cargo resulted. However, the England could be delayed for several days because of repairs.



Since then, the England got under way once more, and was bound for Piraeus. The England is in OOCL's Asia Europe Service Loop 3 (LL3).


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