Tanker, cargo ship collide off Britain

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LILLE, France: A tanker with 38,000 tons of petrol onboard and a 220-meter (720-foot) cargo ship collided Saturday in the waters between France and Britain, but no injuries or spills have been reported, authorities said. “Although both vessels have been damaged, there is no water ingress and no pollution,” Britain’s maritime and coastguard agency said. “There are no injuries and all of the crew are accounted for.” French maritime officials said in a tweet that the situation is under control and there is no risk of pollution or danger for traffic in the area. The tanker, “Seafrontier”, was carrying 27 people and 38,000 tons of petrol, British authorities said. The 220-meter (720-foot) carrier “Huayang Endeavour”, with 22 people, collided around 33 kilometers north of the French port Dunkirk. The crews are from China and India.

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