On May 4, the 364 meter long, 128,550 dwt container ship allided with quay at the Jebel Ali container terminal in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The CMA CGM Centaurus was attempting to berth when it’s starboard bow struck the quay. The vessel hit a leg of a gantry crane causing it to collapse and another crane was pushed off its tracks. Ten people were injured during the incident. Authorities have launched an investigation into the incident.
On April 22, the 100 meter long, 2779 dwt car carrier City Of Amsterdam collided with the 151 meter long, 13000 dwt container ship Conmar Bay on the Kiel Canal near Breiholz, Germany. The City Of Amsterdam was headed west from Gdansk while the Conmar Bay was headed east from Rotterdam for Helsinki. At the 48 kilometer mark, the City Of Amsterdam had stopped to allow the Conmar Bay to pass, but the car carrier drifted into the passing container ship. The two vessels bumped with the City Of Amsterdam sustained a 50 meter long gash along its hull some 15 meter above the waterline. The Conmar Bay sustained damaged just to several containers on its port side.
The Conmar Bay proceeded on to Kiel. The City Of Amsterdam proceeded to Rendsburg escorted by a tug. The water police initial investigation and found that strong winds had caused the collision. No reports of injuries and no pollution was released.
The 134 meter long, 9113 dwt container ship Iapetos allided with the 258 meter long, 52,806 dwt MSC Donata in the port of Thessaloniki, Greece. The Iapetos had arrived in Thessaloniki from Heraklion with a cargo of containers. As the Iapetos maneuvered towards the quay to berth it struck the MSC Donata. Both container ships sustained slight damage.
Authorities detained both vessels until both were surveyed for damage. The following day the MSC Donata was allowed to leave port and proceeded on its voyage to Izmir.