Two container ships collided on Monday at the north end of the Suez Canal.
It’s unclear what happened, but from this video, you can see the 323m MV Colombo Express is overtaking the 331m MV Maersk Tanjong when the Colombo Express suddenly turns and slams into it.
The action (and the cheering) begins at the 2.35 mark.
Agents Inchape Shipping Services, quoted by Reuters, said: “The incident has severely interrupted the second southbound convoy and the northbound convoy is therefore expected to be delayed.”
Ichape says the Maersk Tanjong was clearing the Suez Canal Container terminal to join a convoy at the time of the collision.
The Colombo Express, which now has a 20m-long dent in its side, lost three containers. One has been recovered.
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