Oil tanker collides with cargo ship in English Channel

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Paris, July 1 (IANS) An oil tanker carrying 38,000 tonnes of hydrocarbon fuel on Saturday collided with a cargo ship in the English Channel, which separates France from the UK, authorities said.

The vessels, the Seafrontier tanker and Huayan Endeavour, both registered to Hong Kong, collided at around 3 a.m. (local time) in British waters, some 33 km off the coast of Dunkerque, in France, reports Efe news.

French and British response teams were deployed to the area to assess the damage.

Authorities said the Seafrontier was currently in a controlled drift and the Huayan Endeavour had the capacity to continue navigating.

–IANS

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