Tanker Strike Steubenhoft Pier

The 15609 dwt chemical tanker Fionia Swan allided with the Steubenhoft pier at Cuxhaven, Germany.  The Fionia Swan was unable to slow when its main engine failed.   The crew attempted to stop the tanker by dropping the anchor, but this also failed.   The Fionia Swan’s bow struck the quay.   The bow suffered a two meter long gash while portions of the quay was damaged.    No reports of injuries or pollution being released.   The tanker was allowed to proceed to Poti.

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