APL container vessel avoids clash with Navy tugs

By Accidents

Two days ago, an APL container vessel dropped anchor in the Thimble Shoals shipping channel - near the Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel - at the last moment trying to avoid hit with with 2 Navy tugboats that had a training exercise in the moment.
Coast Guard specialists found no fault after a thorough examination of the ships. The APL Oman people onboard were subsequently commended, with an onboard harbor pilot, for fortunately avoiding an accident. No injuries or damage reported.
The tugs were towing a Ro-Ro vessel and were crossing the bow of the Oman. Information from the Coast Guard, the crew of the ship made the necessary decision to drop anchor, which helped the vessel to stop faster.
Another APL container carrier was docked these days at the Portsmouth Marine Terminal, but it wasn't loading or unloading anything. The firm, days ago, send a message to the customers that the APL Pearl had an engine problem on departure from Port of Norfolk on August 15th, according to Virginia's Daily Press.