Chemical Ship Collides With Cargo Ship Off France Coast

A chemical tanker collided with a large bulk carrier in waters off the coast of France, a spokesman for the corporation that manages the chemical tanker said.

The crew was evacuated and the leakage from the chemical hauler has stopped, the spokesman said.

The collision between the tanker - named YM Uranus - and the bulk carrier took place off the coast of the northwestern French city of Brest, said Patrick Adamson, the spokesman.

The tanker was shipping 6,000 tons of solvent, officials said.

French authorities had boarded the vessel and there seemed to be no environmental hazard, Adamson said.
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