Tunisian Ro-Ro ship Ulysses crashed into Cyprus-flagged containership CLS
Virginia on Sunday morning, October 7, while the boxship was anchored about 28
kilometres north-west of Cape Corsica.
the crew members of either vessel.
Virginia sustained significant damage to its starboard side from the impact.
resulting in a hole of several meters, according to a statement from the
Maritime Prefecture of the Channel and the Mediterranean.
the impact, causing a fuel spill. The French maritime authorities said that an
oil strip of around 4 kilometres in length and a few hundred meters in width
has been detected. The strip is floating in the direction of the Corsica’s
ferry, Tunisian CTN, informed that Ulyssis was in a good condition.
the situation and damage assessment, and that it would resort to legal action
to secure the ship and the transported cargo.
scene to contain the pollution. Assistance has also been offered by Italy as
part of the Ramogepol accord between France, Italy and Monaco to act jointly in
cases of maritime pollution.
separation of the two ships and further action.
incident is underway.