Indian and Chinese crew on board a tanker and a cargo ship escaped unharmed after the two vessels collided on Saturday in the waters between France and Britain in the English Channel, authorities said.
The Seafrontier oil tanker, carrying 38,000 tonnes of petrol to Guatemala, collided with the Huayan Endeavor, which was on its way from the Netherlands to Nigeria. Both ships are Hong Kong registered and flagged and were carrying 49 crew members from India and China, according to the British Coast Guard.
“Although both vessels have been damaged, there is no water ingress and no pollution,” a spokesperson for the UKs Maritime and Coastguard Agency said.
The 600-feet oil tanker, which is loaded with gasoline, has a hole above the waterline and damage to the superstructure and being monitored for leaks....