Watch Two Huge Container Ships Crash into Each Other
Slow moving cars are generally pretty easy to stop: just mash the brake pedal and pull the e-brake. Giant slow moving container ships however … that’s a different story. A pair of behemoth freighters collided at the north end of the Suez Canal on Monday. While the reason behind the incident remains unknown, the crash itself is surely not something you’ll see every day. PHOTOS: Have you seen the latest shots of the all-new 2015 Mercedes AMG GT?
The video, shot from the canal’s shoreline near Port Said, shows the 1,059-foot MV Colombo Express overtaking the 1,085-foot Maersk Tanjong when it suddenly bears a hard left right into the side of the Tanjong. The video below paints a better picture of the event as a whole, which looks just like road-rage taken to an extreme seafaring level. "Hey! He cut me off!"
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The collision, which launched three shipping containers into the drink and left a 65-foot dent in the Colombo, was met with cheers and applause from onlookers at Port Said.
Though it probably wasn’t such a big hit with all the crews in the area. Traffic has been interrupted for both north and southbound convoys while recovery teams fish the containers out of the water and repair the wounded Colombo.
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