|Writer||Lee Min Jung
Monday, 23 October 2006
<br />HAPAG Lloyd's container ship Heidelberg Express has been in collision with the Tsakos Group-owned Liberian-<br>flag container ship Yerotsakos. The accident caused minor structural damage to both vessels.
<br />According to a US Coast Guard statement German-flag, 2803 TEU, 1989-built Heidelberg Express experienced<br> a loss of power when travelling outbound at mile marker 57 along the Lower Mississippi River. Both anchors <br>were let go in an attempt to stop the vessel but it hit the 1993-built, 69,220 dwt Tsakos bulk carrier which was<br> alongside its berth with cargo of iron ore.
<br />The USCG says: “There were no reports of injuries or pollution at the time of the incident and the waterway<br> remains open and unrestricted. Investigators from Coast Guard Sector New Orleans are on scene to investigate<br> the cause of the collision.”