Day: July 14, 2017

Mosvik

Mosvik

Mosvik
Photo: forum-schiff.de

The 82 meter long cargo vessel Mosvik became disabled just outside the Kiel Canal near Holtenau, Germany. The Mosvik was headed to Creeksea from Riga with a cargo of plywood when it lost stability. The Mosvik heeled over to 30 degrees to port and threaten to capsize. The 12 crew on board sent out a distress call and attempted to right the cargo vessel by dropping part of deckload of plywood.

Multiple tugs along with patrol vessels, DGzRS lifeboat and a crane vessel arrived on scene. While some vessels attempted to recover the deck cargo, others assisted the Mosvik crew in stabilizing the vessel. Traffic was halted on the canal until the cargo was recovered. The operation lasted 6 hours before all the cargo was secured. The Mosvik was later escorted by a tug to Kiel. No reports of injuries, damage or pollution released.