Maersk Launceston boxship collides with Greek minesweeper off Piraeus

The 4,533 teu Maersk Launceston collided with a Greek navy minehunter off Piraeus at 7.30 am local time this morning.

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While the boxship escaped with minimal damage, the naval vessel tilted severely and is now being tugged to shore. Two people were injured in the accident.

The 57 m long Kallisto minesweeper, which had sailed from the navy base of Salamina, started taking on water after being hit in the stern by the Portuguese-flagged ship, which is owned by Hamburg-based Essberger.