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Semi-Submersible Hits Moored Container Ship In Canary Islands

March 2, 2018

The semi-submersible 'West Taurus' broke off her mooring due to strong winds caused by the storm Emma, drifted and eventually hit the container ship 'Spica' while the latter was berthed in Santa Cruz, Port de Tenerife, on Wednesday late night.

The West Taurus on the leftAbove image is used for illustration purposes only.The Panama-flagged oil platform, which was moored in the Eastern Basin, went adrift after a bollard broke out and breached the container ship which was berthed at the TCT Terminal de Contenedores de Tenerife.

The German-flagged 'Spica' has reportedly sustained significant damage as a result from the allision, with a hull breach underwater and subsequent water ingress, raising the water level by three metres inside the cargo hold, according to local media.

The semi-submersible was eventually taken to berth at the TCT Terminal de Contenedores.

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