Collision off Gibraltar
The 290 meter long, 185827 dwt bulk carrier Cape Med collided with the 169 meter long, 22271 dwt freighter Le Sheng off Algeciras, Spain. The Cape Med had departed from Gibraltar when it was struck by the Le Sheng which was approaching Algeciras. The Le Sheng’s bow was crushed while the Cape Med suffered damage to a ballast tank resulting in water ingress. No reports of injuries. Both vessels were detained and dropped anchor in the Bay of Gibraltar to await surveys. Authorities have launched an investigation into the incident.