October 7, 2018 / 9:19 PM / a year ago

Two ships collide in the Mediterranean, causing fuel spill

An aerial view shows the collision between the Tunisia roll-on/roll-off container ship "Ulysses" and the Cypriot container ship "CLS Virginia" that was at anchor off the French Mediterranean island of Corsica, October 7, 2018. Picture taken October 7, 2018. Distributed October 8, 2018 by the French Gendarmerie Nationale. Gendarmerie Nationale/Handout via Reuters

MARSEILLE (Reuters) - A Tunisian and a Cypriot ship collided with each other on Sunday in the Mediterranean Sea near the island of Corsica causing a fuel spillage, coastal authorities said.

No deaths or injuries were reported and the authorities said measures to deal with the spill were being undertaken by France, Monaco and Italy.

Reporting by Jean-Francois Rosnoblet; Writing by Sudip Kar-Gupta, editing by Emelia Sithole-Matarise

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