A car carrier contacted North Lock constructions with significant damages, reports Maritime Bulletin.
Cargo ship contacts Lock
A Cargo ship contacted North Lock constructions while leaving Bremerhaven on the night of July 7. Both Lock and ship sustained damages with the ship’s hull suffering some 20 cm crack or gash.
The ship was detained for repairs and investigation. She left Bremerhaven on July 9 and reached her next port of call, Hamburg, on July 10.
On July 10, local sources identified the ship as car carrier Hoegh Trapper, with officers being of Chinese nationality.
These locks are kept in operation for the big car ships even in high winds using three or four high bollard power tugs.
Car carrier HOEGH TRAPPER, IMO 9706918, GT 76420, built 2016, flag Norway, manager HOEGH WALLEM.
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Source: Maritime Bulletin