Seaspan’s MOL BRILLIANCE struck container barge, under investigation, Vietnam
In the afternoon Dec 17 boxship MOL BRILLIANCE collided with coastal container barge Cai Mep 28 on Cai Mep river, while leaving Phu My, Vung Tau, Vietnam, with pilot on board. Container ship struck barge with bulbous bow. Barge was damaged, understood grounded, maybe to avoid sinking. MOL BRILLIANCE bulbous nose was damaged, vessel was brought to anchor on Go Gia anchorage, Cai Mep river, for investigation. As of 0630 UTC Dec 18, she was still at anchor.