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Maersk vessel in dramatic collision off the coast of China

Vessel Safmarine Meru, which is owned by Maersk Line, collided on Saturday with German-owned container vessel Northern Jasper off the coast of China. The collision was so severe that a fire broke out on the ship.

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On Saturday, the vessel Safmarine Meru, owned by Maersk Line, collided with German-owned container ship Northern Jasper off the coast of China, informed Maersk Line in a press release Sunday evening. The collision took place 120 nautical miles east of the city Ningbo where the vessel was headed from the city of Qingdao.

According to Maersk Line, Safmarine was seriously damaged in the collision and a fire broke out on board.

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