ULYSSE vs. CSL VIRGINIA Update: separated, no 600 ton leak
Oct 12 Update: The ships were uncoupled in the evening Oct 11 at around 2130 LT, both remained on site, with CSL VIRGINIA being anchored. As of 0600 UTC Oct 12, ULYSSE looked like being under tow to France or Italy. No details given to operation and ships’ damages, it was mentioned only, that separation operation was extremely complicated and difficult. The pic gives a rough estimation of ferry damages. It was said also in latest reports, that some 130 tons of fuel leaked, not 600 tons, as it was previously claimed by French minister of something, and spread around by media, happily declaring “ecological catastrophe”. There is catastrophe, for quite a time already, but it’s in minds, mostly.
Previous news: https://www.fleetmon.com/maritime-news/2018/23841/ferry-struck-container-ship-and-remained-stuck-avo/
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