The 33784 dwt box carrier Frisia Rotterdam collided with the 33344 dwt bulk freighter Cleantec near Hirshals, Denmark. The Cleantac was loaded with 30000 mt of fertilizers from Klaipeda, Lithuania. The Frisia Rotterdam was sailing from Aarhus bound for Bremerhaven. Both vessels were proceeding in the same direction when the faster Frisia Rotterdam tried to overtake the slower Cleantec.
The Cleantec sustained damage below the waterline resulting in a 7 meter gash in its cargo holds. Reports state the vessel had water ingress. The Frisia Rotterdam received only minor damage. The Cleantec was reported to be heading for safety at Albaek bight escorted by rescue boats. The Frisia Rotterdam continued on to it’s original destination.