Maritime: Oil tanker and cargo ship collide in English Channel

An oil tanker and a cargo ship have collided in the English Channel.

The collision happened 15 miles north east of Dover at 02:00 BST, the coastguard said.

The 183m (600ft) tanker Seafrontier, which is loaded with gasoline, has a hole above the waterline and damage to the superstructure, the RNLI said.

The 225m (740ft) Huayang Endeavour was also damaged. None of the crew on board either ship was injured.

“Although both vessels have been damaged, there is no water ingress and no pollution,” a coastguard spokesman said.

Huayang Endeavour was en route to Lagos in Nigeria and Seafrontier was travelling to Puerto Barrios in Guatemala. The vessels have Chinese and Indian crews on board, the UK coastguard said.

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