Update: Ferry struck container ship off the coast of island of Corsica
In the early morning of October 7, 2018, a ferry collided with a container ship in the Ligurian Sea off the coast of the French island of Corsica. A 20-kilometer oil spill in the Mediterranean Sea resulted. No injuries have been reported to date. The reason for the collision is still unclear.
The CSL Virginia, a container ship about 300 meters long, has been anchored in the north of the island of Corsica since September 25, 2018. It was temporarily out of service and awaiting further instructions. At approximately 0500 UTC on Sunday, the Tunisian roll-on roll-off ferry Ulysse collided with the stationary Cypriot container ship. The 162 meter long ferry Ulysse had just started its journey from Genoa to Tunis.
The collision of the ships can be seen in the video here: