Day: October 4, 2015

Odin

Odin

Odin
Photo: moz.de

On September 28, the 80 meter long self-propelled barge Odin caught fire while berthed at Schwedt, Germany. A deckhand spotted a fire coming from the aft cabin and attempted to extinguish the blaze with the assistance of another deckhand. Their combine effort was not able to control the blaze  and the local fire brigades were called to the scene.  The fire brigade was able to extinguish the fire and found the body of the master of Odin. The water police have reported that the crew was intoxicated and the fire may be part of a homicide. The Odin had arrived from Magdeburg with a cargo of slag.

 

Bernhard Schepers

Bernhard Schepers

Bernhard Schepers

The 150 meter long, 10600 dwt container ship Bernhard Schepers ran aground in the Kiel Canal near Schwartenberg, Germany.  The Bernhard Schepers had steered too close to the southern embankment and became stuck.  The boxship remained aground for several hours forcing the canal to be closed until the vessel could be refloated. The Bernhard Schepers was refloated and proceeded to Fredericia where it berthed and inspected for damage.  No reports of injuries, damage or pollution released.