Incident on the weekend damaged seriously a Cargo Ship

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The M/V Seagate, seriously damaged after being hit by the bow of the Timor Stream.
A general cargo ship was seriously damaged early Saturday after being involved in a major collision with a reefer vessel in the Caribbean Sea.
The collision occurred early Saturday between the 557-foot U.K-flagged M/V Seagate and the 492-foot Liberian-flagged M/V Timor Stream off the north-east coast of Tortuga, Haiti. The M/V Seagate, a 28,836 dwt general cargo vessel owned by Zodiac Maritime, was severely damaged in the collision and taking on water; 18 of its 21 crewmembers boarded life rafts while the remaining 3 stayed on the vessel for damage assessment.
Of the eighteen crewmembers who boarded life rafts, seventeen were later recovered by the Timor Stream, and one was recovered by a motor yacht. The captain of the M/V Seagate later informed the vessel was steady with just minimal water in the engine room.
However, one of the fuel tanks was punctured in the collision sparking fears that approximately 4,000 gallons of lube oil onboard could be released.
The M/V Timor Stream, with an unknown number of personnel on board, suffered only "minimal damage" and also no injuries. The vessel is owned operated by Geest Line, one of the premier shippers providing reefer service among the Caribbean and the United Kingdom and Europe.