The Greek captain of the container ship Maersk Launceston, which last week rammed the Greek minesweeper Kallisto, has been temporarily released for the transfer of his ship to a replacement captain. The Maersk Launceston has been docked in the port of Pireaus since 27 October.

On Monday 27 October, there was a serious collision in Greek waters between the gigantic container ship and the Greek navy minesweeper Kallisto. The minesweeper was practically broken in half. Two crew members had to be hospitalised with injuries. The two men have since been discharged from hospital. It is still not clear how the collision could have happened. The Maersk captain was taken into custody. It is unclear what he was charged with.

The Maersk Launceston sustained only minor damage as a result of the collision. Now that a replacement captain has arrived for the ship, it is assumed that the ship will soon be allowed to continue its journey.

Picture: Video still of the Arxipelagos video below.