January 3, 2012 Leave a Comment
The 89 meter long, 4161 dwt freighter Kaie collided with the 114 meter long, 4300 dwt Alteland at an anchorage near Brunsbüttel, Germany. The Kaie was attempting to anchor when the incoming tide pushed it into the stern of the Alteland. The Alteland suffered a hole in the hull above the waterline. The Kaie’s propeller was fouled in the Alteland’s anchor chain. The crews were unable to free the anchor chain and it cut free from the Alteland. The Alteland proceeded to Brunsbüttel where it was inspected. After the inspection, the Alteland proceeded to Kiel for repairs and to pick up a replacement anchor. The Kaie remains at anchorage until divers are able to remove the anchor chain at the next low tide. No reports of injuries or pollution being released.