Day: March 2, 2012

A La Marine

A La Marine

The 171 meter long, 20070 dwt container ship A La Marine went aground on the Kiel Canal near Schülp, Germany.  The A La Marine had lost steering after a bow thruster caused an overload in the electrical system.   The vessel veered off to port and ran into some pilings.  The crew were able to make repairs and refloated the vessel under its own power.  The A La  Marine proceeded to Brunsbüttel to be inspected.   No reports of injuries and minor damage to the vessel.   Damage to the pilings were not reported.

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Nemuna

Nemuna

Photos: Swedish Coast Guard

The 90 meter long, 4145 dwt freighter Nemuna went aground near Fårö, Sweden.  The Nemuna suffered damage to its bow with a ballast tank holed.   The Coast Guard responded finding the vessel in stable condition and firmly aground.   Booms were deployed around the vessel to prevent any of the 81 tons of diesel and 7.5 tons of lubricating oil being released.  Divers inspected the hull and the Coast Guard approved the Nemuna to be refloated.  No reports of injuries.

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Kiel Canal Collision

Kiel Canal Collision

The 149 meter long, 17563 dwt tanker MCT Almak collided with the 100 meter long, 4635 dwt container ship ECL Challenger in the Kiel Canal at Fischerhütte, Germany.  The two vessels bumped with the sides of their hulls with little to no damage.  No reports of injuries or pollution being released.  The MCT Almak continued its voyage to Ventspils from Amsterdam while the ECL Challenger continued to Rotterdam from Gydnia.

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