2 ships collide in the Mediterranean, causing fuel spill

The captain of a port pilot boat approaches a container ship outside the Port of Los Angeles. (Bloomberg pic)

MARSEILLE: 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.