Boxship Iapetos collided with berthed container vessel MSC Donata in Port of Thessaloniki

MSC DonataThe feeder Iapetos collided with berthed container ship MSC Donata at Pier 6 in Port of Thessaloniki, Greece. The boxship Iapetos was maneuvering to berth into the port, but adrifted the stuck with the already berthed MSC Donata. The collision caused slight damages to both vessels, but fortunately they remained afloat and without water ingress. The accident was reported to local authorities and the both container carriers were detained for further inspection and special survey. Fortunately during the collision there were no reported injuries and no water pollution. Later during the day, the container ship MSC Donata was released to return in service and left the port of Thessaloniki en route to Izmir, Turkey.

The local authorities initiated investigation for the root cause of the accident.

The container ship Iapetos (IMO: 9204491) has overall length of 134.00 m, moulded beam of 23.00 m and maximum draft of 6.30 m. The vessel has deadweight of 9,113 DWT and gross tonnage of 8,737 GRT. During the accident Iapetos was en route from Volos to Thessaloniki. The boxship was built in 1999 by New Szczecin Shipyard in Poland.

The container ship MSC Donata (IMO: 9237151) has overall length of 257.80 m, moulded beam of 32.20 m and maximum draft of 9.00 m. The deadweight of the ship is 52,806 DWT and the gross tonnage is 40,108 GRT. The vessel was built in 2002 by Nyundai Samho Heavy Industries in South Korea.