Oops: just a little (3-metre) ding

Last updated 12:00 19/02/2014

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A stopover in Bluff made a lasting impression on a visiting navy vessel after a minor port collision left a 3-metre scar on the ship's side.

The HMNZS Wellington, which stopped overnight in Bluff on its way to the subantarctic islands on Friday, sustained damage to its starboard side following a collision with South Port tug Monowai.

South Port port general manager Russell Slaughter said the handrail of the tug touched the side of the ship, which caused the damage to the vessel.

There was no damage to the tug. Collisions in the port were rare, happening maybe once every couple of years, he said.

The incident was not considered serious.

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