Storm Herwart Damaged 5 Freighters in Northern Germany


On October 29, five cargo vessels ran into trouble after being reportedly affected by storm Herwart.

What happened?

The storm Herwart which has been sweeping across Germany caused trouble to five cargo ships.

Vessel disabled at Sea:

The bulk carrier “Glory Amsterdam” was disabled in North Sea and started to drift. It was brought under control and assisted by tugs and is currently anchored close to Langeoog.

Vessel collides with jetty:

The general cargo vessel “Tip Bremen” loaded with wind turbines collided with another jetty when leaving Cuxhaven. The vessel was assisted by tugs and anchored safely at port.

Vessel allides with wall:

In an another incident, a general cargo vessel “Rebecca Rousing” grazed against a construction wall located in Southern chamber of Brunsbuettel locks, and was allowed to resume sailing shortly after accident.

Vessel allides with embankment:

A bulk carrier “Avra” reportedly allided with an embankment shortly after entering Kiel Canal in Brunsbuettel, and had to anchor until tugs came to assist. She was allowed to resumed transit in the afternoon.

In another incident, Product tanker Temse”, allided with Northern Lock constructions or wall in Brunsbuettel while exiting Kiel Canal, was allowed to leave Brunsbuettel.

No casualties:

Fortunately, during the incident none of the passengers were injured or any major damages were recorded.

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Source: Maritime Bulletin


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