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Chinese Very Large Container Ship seized in Egypt

Chinese Very Large Container Ship seized in Egypt UPDATE
STEPAN KOTCHERGA November 14, 2017

Nov 12: According to yet unconfirmed report from Egypt, HK-flagged cargo ship was detained in Dekheila port, Alexandria, Egypt, shortly after arrival on Nov 12. The ship collided with a pier at Container Terminal while mooring, and damaged two cranes, incurring, allegedly, heavy losses. The ship to be under detention until damages cost assessment, and receiving bank guarantee. Port claims the ship was approaching pier at too high speed.
Nov 12 Update: It seems like the ship in question is CSCL YELLOW SEA, there’s just no other ship fitting into details, except this one.

Nov 14 Update: Confirmed CSCL YELLOW SEA, understood the ship is still at Dekheila, last AIS dated 0900 UTC Nov 13.
On photos damaged cranes.
Container ship CSCL YELLOW SEA, IMO 9645906, dwt 121194, capacity 10036 TEU, built 2014, flag HK, manager COSCO SHIPPING Lines Co., Ltd.