Transnet National Ports Authority has launched an investigation into a collision between a car carrier vessel and a tug in Durban harbour on Friday morning, Berea Mail reports.
A video posted on social media shows the vessel, CSCC ASIA, operated by Hoegh Autoliners, colliding with the inactive tug Inyalazi while berthing alongside at the R-Shed in the port’s Point Precinct.
In a statement from Transnet, Nokuzola Nkowane, Acting Port Manager at the Port of Durban, said no injuries were reported as there were no employees on board the tug at the time of the collision.
“Damage occurred to the quayside and the tug sustained a hole on its side which has resulted in an ingress of water into the tug. Tug Umbilo was deployed to the site with a salvage pump to remove the water from Inyalazi,” said Nkowane.