Bulgarian freighter collided with dam at Venice Lagoon, breached

General cargo ship ALTENAVI collided with dam under construction in Venice Lagoon while leaving Marghera port, Venice, at around 0900 UTC Nov 7. The ship was in ballast, after offloading cargo of cereals at Marghera. Bow and fore underwater hull were damaged, ALTENAVI reported collision to authorities and asked for assistance. She was taken back to Marghera and berthed, as of 0500 UTC Nov 8 she remained berthed. Understood there was water ingress. At the time of an accident, there was strong wind with 20 knots gusts.

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