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MSC container vessel in fatal accident in South America

Over the weekend, an MSC container vessel collided with a fishing boat, which subsequently sank. Five have lost their lives, while six are still missing.

A container vessel from MSC collided with a fishing boat which subsequently sank. The pictured vessel is not the implicated vessel. | Photo: APM Terminals

Early Saturday morning, MSC Regulus, which is operated by MSC, collided with a fishing boat off the coast of Peru in international waters. The accident cost five lives, while a further six are missing, report various media.

The enormous – 366.37 meter long – container ship was on the way from Callao, Peru to Lázaro Cárdenas, Mexico, when it collided with a fishing boat, Don Gerardo II, at 5:02 Saturday morning local time.

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