Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Bean barge sinks

A barge filled with soya beans has sunk off the Philippines following a clash with a Costamare boxship.   The country’s coast guard said the Jupiter went down off Lucanin Point in Mariveles on Sunday night following the collision with the 1,550-teu Prosper (built 1996).  The barge was being towed to Manila from Subic by a tug when the accident happened. Prosper was en route to Subic.  The two crew on the barge were thrown into the sea, but were rescued.   Costamare hit the headlines last year when the Rena grounded on a New Zealand reef and later broke up.


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