Collision near Antwerpse Noordzee-container terminal
Sunday, March 06, 2011
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In the night of Mar 5, 2011, around 3 a.m. the Barbados flagged cargo m/v "Zelada Desgagnes" (IMO: 9402081), was in collision with the "MSC Patricia" near the Antwerpse Noordzee-container terminal. The "Zelada Desgagnes" was underway from Antwerpen to the Westerscheldt when it suddenly veered to port side, hitting the "MSC Patricia" which was bound for the Zandvliet lock in the port of Antwerp. The "Zelada Desgagnes" suffered considerable damage and had to anchor at Ouden Doel close to the Dutch border. It had a hole above the waterline and berthed at Antwerp Shiprepair for repairs in the evening around 11 p.m. The "MSC Patricia" was able to proceed to the MSC-home terminal at the Delwaidedok in Antwerp before berthing at Antwerp Shiprepair on Mar 6 at 3.30 a.m. At the time of the incident there was dense fog in the area of the Scheldt off the Noordzee-container terminal.
General cargo Zelada Desgagnes IMO 9402081, dwt 12744, built 2009, flag Barbados, manager/owner Desgados Group Canada. MSC Patricia IMO 9000209, dwt 18150, built 1990, flag Panama, owner Mediterranean Shipping Co.