March 5, 2011 Leave a Comment
The 12744 dwt motor vessel Zelada Desgagnes collided with the 18150 dwt boxship MSC Patricia in the port of Antwerp, Belgium. The Zelada Desgagnes was heading out into the Western Scheldt Riverwhen it veered off to port and struck the MSC Patricia which was heading towards the Zandvliet Lock. The Zelada Desgagnes suffered significant damage with the hull holed above the waterline. The MSC Patricia suffered some damage, but was able to continue to the MSC terminal in Antwerp. Both vessels are berthed at the Antwerp Shiprepair yard for repairs. At the time of the accident (3 a.m.), there was a dense fog in the area.