Wednesday, August 22, 2012
APL ship narrowly avoids collision with Navy tugs near Chesapeake bridge tunnel
An APL containership reportedly avoided a close-call collision with two U.S. Navy tugs near the Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel early this morning.
The Daily Press reported the 902-foot-long APL Oman dropped anchor in the Thimble Shoals shipping channel in order to provide a quicker stop and avert a possible crash off of the containership's bow into the Navy tugs that were pulling a ro-ro vessel.
No injuries or damage was reported.
For the full Daily Press story: dailypress.com
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