On March 2, 2019, in South Korea, two Post-Panamax containerships were damaged in a collision at Busan New Port.
Safmarine Nokwanda, a 4,500 TEU vessel owned by A.P Moller-Maersk’s South African unit Safmarine, collided with Tianjin, a 10,070 TEU boxship chartered to Israeli shipping company ZIM, according to data provided by VesselsValue.
The Hong Kong-flagged Safmarine Nokwanda hit the Liberia-flagged Tianjin while berthing at the container terminal in Busan.
The 116,400 dwt Tianjin suffered damage to the stern. Consequently, some of the containers on board at the stern were crushed and collapsed.
What is more, the bow of the 63,000 dwt Safmarine Nokwanda was damaged in the incident. The damage has been temporarily repaired, with permanent repairs to be carried out.
There were no injuries reported.