In the meantime, two ships 'Jason' and 'Abeille Flanders' used their pulling power to try to help the movement. However, nothing happened to separate the vessels.

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Currently, experts appointed by the shipowners and from the Maritime Prefect are in the area, studying other ways to move the ships.

Ulysses collided with CLS Virginia, on October, while the latter was anchored about 28km north of Cape Corsica on the high seas. No injuries were reported.

Nonetheless, the collision caused a breach in the bunkers of the container ship, causing an oil spill which is currently moving away from the coast of Corsica. France, Monaco and Italy are helping in the clean up operation. The oil spill now covers 25km.

Pollution control actions started on Sunday night and have continued ever since.