Neopanamax container ship collided with Panama Canal Lock wall

Container ship COSCO DEVELOPMENT reportedly collided with Agua Clara Lock wall on Jul 10, while transiting Panama Canal from Pacific to Atlantic. According to Panama Canal Authority official statement, collision did take place, but Lock’s integrity wasn’t compromised, stone staircase was the only construction which sustained damages, see photo. The ship reportedly, didn’t sustained damages and after a brief stop at Lock, resumed transit and reached Colon Port in the afternoon Jul 10. As of 1430 UTC Jul 11, COSCO DEVELOPMENT was still berthed at Colon.
Container ship COSCO DEVELOPMENT, IMO 9472139, dwt 140609, capacity 13092 TEU, built 2011, flag HK, manager COSCON.

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Erofey is a Merchant Marine Captain with more than 20 years experience in commanding oil tankers. He works as a Captain, being most of his time at sea. He contributes maritime news.