Apr 252011

Britain’s Marine Accident Investigation Branch is to assist Germany’s Federal Bureau of Maritime Accident Investigation in the investigation of the collision between the UK-registered OOCL Finland and the Russian registered Tyumen-2 at about 0500UTC on 14 April,2011 in restricted visibility. A pilot and a channel controller aboard Tymen-2 were killed and two others seriously injured in the incident.

Russian authorities have already blamed the incident on the OOCL Finland although no investigation had been carried out.A video on the incident is available at the site of German publication Bild.


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