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Container accident in Las Palmas
During the cargo operations of the "MSC Nederland" in Puerto de la Luz, Las Palamas, six containers fell onto the León y Castillo quay from the ship and were damaged. The ship left Las Palmas on Dec 2, next being bound for Agadir, ETA Dec 3. Spanish report with photos: http://www.laprovincia.es/sucesos/2017/12/01/cocinero-barco-fallece-caer-borda/1003873.html
Human error cause of the collision between the "MSC Nederland" and the "Elka Apollon"
US investigators believe human error is the underlying cause of the collision between the "Elka Apollon" and the "MSC Nederland" on Oct 29, 2011, in the Houston Ship Channel.
Removal of containers completed
Marine salvage contractors have have suspended operations for the removal of damaged containers aboard the "Elka Apollon" on Nov 3, 2011. Removal of damaged containers aboard the "MSC Nederland" was completed Nov 2 and salvage experts had planned on removing the remaining containers aboard the "Elka Apollon" the following day, but due to high winds operations were put on standby as the Coast Guards number one priority is the safety of the responders. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Houston-Galveston received a report at approximately 9:47 a.m. on Oct 29 that the "MSC Nederland" and "Elka Apollon" collided near the Bayport Ship Channel and Houston Ship Channel intersection. Three containers fell from the "MSC Nederland" onto the deck of the "Elka Apollon". One of the containers, containing tractor equipment, leaked a small amount of hydraulic fluid onto the deck. The ship channels are still open to traffic. There were no reported injuries and the Coast Guard is investigating the cause of the incident.Upload News