Cosco Shipping Container vessel damaged after collision in Vietnam

China Cosco Shipping 14,300 teu containership, CSCL Jupiter, has been damaged after a collision with another vessel in Vietnam, according to local media which quoted the company.

There were no reports of injuries to the crew, cargo damage nor pollution at the scene.

The incident occurred in the evening hours of 22 August when the 366 metre-long, Hong Kong-registered vessel was preparing to sail out of Cai Mep International Terminal, near Ho Chi Minh City.

Details have yet to emerge on how the collision happened.

CSCL Jupiter’s sailing schedule is expected to be delayed by about a week as the vessel is reported to have suffered damage to its hull and will undergo repairs at Cai Mep.

The containership’s next destination is thought to be Port Klang in Malaysia.

The CSCL Jupiter had already been involved in an incident in August 2017 when it ran aground on the approach to the port of Antwerp, blocking access to the port.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *