Allision Due To Dense Fog While Maneuvering

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Allision Due To Dense Fog While Maneuvering

Container ship MAERSK LEON allided with the pier in Bremerhaven

Maneuvering

Accident type: Allision
Vessels involved: MAERSK LEON
Location: Bremerhaven
Date: 29th October 2015
Identified  cause: Dense fog

VESSEL INFORMATION:

Name: MAERSK LEON
TEU (Nominal): 8850
Built: 06 Mar 2012
Call Sign: 9V9778
Class: ABS
Flag: Singapore

The Singapore flagged vessel while maneuvering in dense fog allided with the pier in Bremerhaven.  The vessel suffered a gash two meters long above the waterline.  The 8850 TEU vessel is undergoing repairs in Bremerhaven.

Source: FleetMon