Posted on June 24, 2019 by Ilias Kiritsis
The US Navy Military Ops Vessel, USS BILLINGS collided with the Canadian-flagged Cargo Ship, ROSAIRE A. DESGAGNES on June the 21st while in the Port of Montreal.
The accident occurred while the USS Billings was trying to unmoor from Wharf 31 under the assistance of two tugs.
The Naval vessel somehow managed to lose control after the mooring lines were released.
It proceeded to move astern, and it collided with the General Cargo vessel Rosaire, that had been berthed behind her, at Wharf 30.
Both ships received damages during the collision, but we have limited information as to their extent.
The USSS Billings was supposed to sail to Key West, Florida, however as of June the 24th, the vessel is still moored at the Port of Montreal.
The Rosaire has since then been moved to the Port of Côte-Sainte-Catherine, located on the south shore of Montreal.
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