Category: Collision

Collision at Weißenthurm

Collision at Weißenthurm

 

Enjoy
Photo: presseportal.de

The 109 meter long self-propelled tanker-barge Viktoria Jaegers and the 110 meter long self-propelled tanker-barge Enjoy collided on the Rhine near Weißenthurm, Germany. The Viktoria Jaegers was en route to Karlsruhe from Rotterdam when it attempt to berth near the Enjoy.   As the tanker barge passed the berthed Enjoy, the Enjoy’s mooring lines snapped. The Enjoy drifted away from the berth and collided with the Viktoria Jaegers and another tanker barge. All three vessels sustained minor damage with the Enjoy sustained dents to its bow. No reports of injuries or pollution released.  Reports state the master of one of the tanker-barges was attempting to load a motor vehicle during the incident.

 

Seonchang 1

Seonchang 1

Seonchang 1

The 9.7 ton fishing vessel Seonchang 1 capsized after colliding with the 336 ton tanker Myeongjin 15 near Incheon, South Korea. The Seonchang 1 was under charter with 22 persons on board was passing through a narrow channel near the Yeongheung Bridge when it was struck by the tanker.  The fishing vessel quickly capsized spilling some passengers into the sea while others were trapped below deck. Authorities were alerted and launched a search and rescue operation. Rescuers found 3 survivors who were pulled from the water. Divers inspected the overturn hull and found 3 additional survivors. The 3 fishermen had found an air pocket keeping them alive until divers could rescue them.  Divers also recovered 13 bodies from the Seonchang 1.  Reports state two were still reported missing including the master of the Seonchang 1.

Lu Di 67

Lu Di 67

Li Dian 2
Photo: shipspotting.com

The 55 meter long coaster cargo vessel Lu Di 67 collided with the 190 meter, 56928 dwt bulk carrier Li Dian 2 in the Waigaoqiao Channel, Shanghai, China. The Lu Di 67 was struck by the Li Dian 2 resulting in hull breach and uncontrolled water ingress. The crew quickly abandoned ship into the canal before the Lu Di 67 sank. Seven crew were later rescued from the water by patrol boats. One crewman was reported as missing. Authorities report some pollution was seen near the incident site.