Collision & Grounding on Christmas Eve


A container vessel ran aground off Hong Kong while a cargo ship allided with Canal lock doors during Christmas Eve.

Incident: Vessel Grounding
Location: Off Hong Kong
Vessel type: Container ship
Casualties/Pollution: Nil

The container ship ran aground off Hong Kong.  Tug assistance was provided for the vessel to refloat but could not continue with her voyage due to damage.  The ship was taken to drydock at Shekou for repairs.  The vessel was en route to Osaka during the incident.  The containers on board the vessel were offloaded and picked up another vessel before drydocks.

Incident: Allision
Location: Dutch port town of IJmuiden on the Noordzee canal
Vessel type: Cargo ship
Casualties/Pollution: Nil

A day before the above incident, the cargo ship allided with the Canal’s lock doors.  The ship sustained minor damages – a bent in a section of the top handrail on the walkway at the top of the door.  The lock authorities and the vessel’s crew came up with a more efficient method of solving the problem: they took a light line from the vessel’s bow to the damaged rail, then hauled in with a capstan to bend the rail back into shape again.

Disclaimer: This video is intended for educational purpose only and not to be construed as a news article.

Source: Port news