Ships collide in English Channel Published: 06 September, 2006
TWO ships continued their voyages today after being involved in a early morning collision in the English Channel’s traffic separation scheme.
The Maritime and Coastguard Agency’s Enforcement branch and Port State
Control officers have been notified of the incident.
Dover Coastguard said that before the collision, the general cargo vessel Dealer on passage to Teignmouth in Devon,was calling the Vindo, also a general cargo vessel, which was on passage to
Seville in Spain.
The Dealer was having no success in getting a response from the Vindo.
Dover Coastguard, watching the two ships on their Channel navigation
information system radar, called the Vindo and were successful in
communicating with her.They were then able to inform them that she
was being called by another vessel. Both ships communicated with each other but then a collision occurred in a position 17 miles east of North Foreland.
There have been no injuries sustained by either of the crews and no
pollution. Both ships have sustained some damage.
Both ships masters have informed Dover Coastguard of their intentions to continue on their passages.
The Vindo is Antigua and Barbuda registered and the Dealer is Antigua and Barbuda registered.
Frank O’Neill, Watch Manager, Dover Coastguard said:
“Thankfully, no one has been injured in this incident and no pollution has occurred.The Maritime and Coastguard Agency’s Enforcement branch and Port State Control officers have been notified of this incident”
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