Collision at Busan Port between Maersk and Zim box ships

6th March 2019

CONTAINERSHIP Safmarine Nokwanda and Tianjin collided at South Korea's Busan Container Terminal at the end of last week, leading to damage on both ships.

The incident happened when the 4,500 TEU Safmarine Nokwanda was berthing at the port and it struck into the stern of 10,000 TEU Tianjin, according to Singapore's Splash 247.  Tianjin suffered major damage and a number of containers from the ship were crushed and fell off the vessel following the collision. Safmarine Nokwanda suffered damage to the bow.

No injuries were reported from the incident.

Safmarine Nokwanda is operated by
Maersk's South African unit Safmarine and Tianjin is owned Germany's NSB Holding and is chartered to ZIM. According to AIS data, both ships have left Busan to continue their voyages. Safmarine Nokwanda is heading to China while Tianjin is sailing to the Americas.