The trawler Charles Gilberte II collided with another fishing vessel Stephane Cardone in port of Sete, France. Following the collision the ship Stephane Cardone adrifted and collided with smaller berthed fishing vessel Cecile Marion, which was damaged and sank at Aspiran Herbert Dock in the city center. The trawler Charles Gilberte II was maneuvering to leave the berth, but sailed into the stern of the ship Stephane Cardone. Fortunately there were no reported injuries during the collision, as larger fishing ships were no seriously damaged. The accident was reported to the local authorities and at the scene were sent fire rescue teams, which laid anti pollution barrier of oil booms to prevent the diesel leak from the small vessel Cecile Marion, which sank in the canal.
The fishing ship Stephane Cardone was dry docked to asses the damages received during the accident. The other participant Charles Gilberte II will be dry docked later today, but there was no reported water ingress into the ship. The removal of the wreck of sank vessel will be considered later during the week.
The fishing trawler Charles Gilberte II has overall length of 25.00 m, beam of 6.00 m and maximum draft of 2.00 m. The ship has gross tonnage of 134 GRT.
The fishing vessel Stephane Cardone has length of 23.00 m, moulded beam of 5.00 m and maximum summer draft of 2.00 m. The ship has gross tonnage of 100 GRT.