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Huge merchant ship cuts minesweeper "Kallisto" in two

Featured Huge merchant ship cuts minesweeper "Kallisto" in two

A serious naval accident this morning just outside the port of Piraeus, when a merchant ship rammed the minesweeper "Kallisto", with the result that the Navy ship tilted.

At the moment, the drug hunter "Kallisto" is being towed to Piraeus.

The accident happened around 07:30 in the morning, when the cargo ship Maersk Launceston, which was transporting a container, just outside the port of Piraeus collided with the mine-hunting "Kallisto". There was a controlled inflow of water on the warship and it took a big incline, however there is no reason for concern. It is currently being towed to the port of Piraeus and everyone hopes that the ship will be saved and will not sink.

Two people on the warship, carrying a total of 27 people, were slightly injured in the collision and were taken to hospital as a precaution.

The cargo ship Maersk Launceston has been banned from sailing until the damage is repaired.

The merchant ship cut the minesweeper "Kallisto" in half

The photo presented by SKAI are revealing about the size of the damage to the minehunter:

The merchant actually cut the warship in two, cutting off its stern! This enormous damage is due in part to the construction materials of the warship. It is made of reinforced plastic and fiberglass, which makes it vulnerable to impact. It is this feature, however, that may help it not sink.

Despite the significant list that "Kallisto" has taken, it is being towed to the port

Announcement of the Press Office of the General Staff for the collision of a merchant ship with the minesweeper "Kallisto"
The Navy has taken all necessary actions to deal with the incident of the collision of a merchant ship with the minesweeper "Kallisto" of the Navy that occurred around 07:30 this morning in the Saronic Gulf, as announced by the Press Office of the General Staff.