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18 December 2018 The on-line newspaper devoted to the world of transports 17:54 GMT+1



October 8, 2018

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Collision between the Ulysse ferry of Tunisian CTN and a portacontainer

The incident has not provoked hurt. Damages to the two ships

Yesterday morning to the hours 7,30 about the Ulysse ferry of the company of Tunisian navigation Companies Tunisienne de Navigation (CTN), that it had left from the port of directed Genoa to Tunisi, has collided with portacontainer the CLS Virginiums of the Cypriot company Cyprus Sea Lines (CSL), that it has a cargo ability pairs to 5.000 teu, while this last era to the anchor to about 23 kilometers to north the west of Head Corso.

The incident has been marked from the marine Prefecture of the Mediterranean, with center to Tolone, specifying that the collision has not caused hurt between marine and the passengers of the two ships and that has happened in a moment in which in the zone of sea of the incident absence of wind was recorded, optimal visibility and little which moved sea.

In an official notice the CTN has specified that the Ulysse ferry is in good conditions and that the Tunisian ministry of the Transports has instituted an investigating committee in order to inquire on the incident. From part its French marine Prefecture has announced that around the ships a speck is observed whose nature must still be confirmed.

The French authorities have sent on the place the Abeille Flandre tug of Marina Militare Francese and means of aid and antipollution Jason. In the evening, specifying that at the moment the French authorities coordinate the operations of control of the pollution, Guard Italian Costiera has communicated that in ottemperanza to the plan of participation RAMOGEPOL, instituted between France (than of it she has asked the activation), Italy and Principato di Monaco for the fight against accidental marine pollution in the Mediterranean, own operating headquarters has arranged the shipment on the place of an own airplane ATR42 for activity of monitoring. Moreover on directive of the Italian minister of the Atmosphere three naval units of height (average Castalia have been correspondents also: Nos Taurus from Livorno, Bonassola from Genoa and Koral from Olbia) for I use it in the activities of control of the sversamento.


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