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Collision entre deux bateaux : quatre noyades évitées de justesse

De l’avis de tous les marins cannois à quai, ces quatre-là ont eu beaucoup de chance. En évitant de peu la noyade à la suite d’une collision violente entre leur bateau et l’annexe d’un yacht battant pavillon des îles Marshall, hier matin au large des îles de Lérins. D’après les premiers éléments recueillis sur place l’incident est intervenu après un refus de priorité. Mais une enquête a d’ores et déjà été diligentée par les affaires maritimes.

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