Just after midnight on April 4, the small freighter Dan Fighter collided with the newly built container ship Maersk Genoa on the waters of the Westerschelde, the estuary leading to the Port of Antwerp.
The Dan Fighter was inbound on a voyage from Bilbao and the Genoa was outbound headed for Bremerhaven. Under circumstances that are still under investigation, the Fightermade contact with the Maersk Genoa’s stern. Dutch media reported both vessels suffered damage, including a crack above the waterline on the Genoa’s stern, but there were no injuries, no reports of pollution and no containers lost over the side. The two vessels anchored at Vlissingen to assess the damage.