A collision in the Straits of Malacca between the British-flagged containership MV Zephyr Lumos and Maltese-flagged bulk carrier MT Galapagos on July 11, 2021. The accident took place in one of the most heavily trafficked areas in the world. On this episode of What's Going on With Shipping, Sal Mercogliano - Associate Professor of History at Campbell University, former merchant marine, and adjunct instructor in Maritime Industry Policy at the US Merchant Marine Academy - breaks down the collision and assesses the current situation.
[PLEASE NOTE: The audio quality is not ideal as I am currently on the road and attending a conference.]
Malaysian Coast Guard http://www.mmea.gov.my/
Oil Spill After Containership and Bulk Carrier Collide in Strait of Malacca https://gcaptain.com/oil-spill-after-containership-and-bulk-carrier-collide-in-strait-of-malacca/
Mega container ship collided with Panamax bulker, both damaged, Malacca Strait PHOTOS https://www.maritimebulletin.net/2021/07/11/mega-container-ship-collided-with-panamax-bulker-both-damaged-malacca-strait-photos/
United Kingdom Container Ship ZEPHYR LUMOS https://www.marinetraffic.com/en/ais/details/ships/shipid
Malta Bulk Carrier GALAPAGOS https://www.marinetraffic.com/en/ais/details/ships/shipid
Zodiac Maritime: Zephyr Lumos https://www.zodiac-maritime.com/public/vesselDescription.do