MSC Prestige

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MSC Prestige was a container ship (IMO 9321029) that collided with a large tanker MV Samco Europe, off the Red Sea traffic separation scheme of Bab-el-Mandeb on 7 December 2007.

Both the vessels suffered severe damage at their bows and had to undergo major repairs. The collision is widely reported to have been caused due to (mis) use of VHF for navigation.

The (slightly biased and with obvious misconsistencies) official report by the French flag of convenience can be found here - [1]

The vessel was subsequently renamed MOL Prestige

Type of ship : Cellular Container IMO Number: 9321029 Flag: Panama MMSI Number: 351861000 Length: 292.0m Beam: 40.0m Callsign: 3EGH8

  1. ^ BEAMer investigation report for MSC Prestige - Samco Europe collision - www.beamer-france.org/BanqueDocument/pdf_172.pdf