Day: April 14, 2017

Andesborg

Andesborg

Andesborg
Photo: nt.se

The 143 meter long, 17294 dwt cargo vessel Andesborg allided with a quay at Norrköping. Sweden. The Andesborg was attempting to berth at dock 2 of the Pampus Port when the aft section struck the quay. The cargo vessel sustained a hull puncture and ruptured a fuel tank. Some 1000 litres of diesel fuel spilled out into the port. Local authorities along with the Swedish Coast Guard responded to the scene. While the Coast Guard launched an environmental response team, the crew transferred fuel out of the damage tank and sealed the leak. Booms, absorbants and a vacuum truck had been deployed to recover the diesel fuel that was released into the water. No reports of injuries.

Reports state that strong winds has caused some difficulty, but the quick response to the incident reduced the impact of the spill. The incident is under investigation by the local police.

Gerittje WR 181

Gerittje WR 181

Gerritje WR 181

On April 11, the 23 meter long fishing vessel De Cocksdorp became disabled in the Eierlandse Gat between Texel and Vlieland, Netherlands. The Shrimper could not recover its gear and requested assistance. The KNRM lifeboat from De Cocksdorp was dispatched to the scene. The lifeboat was able to assist the crew in recovering its gear allowing the Gerittje WR 181 to proceed back to Harlingen. No reports of injuries, damage or pollution released.