The 264 meter long, 51000 dwt container vessel CMA CGM Jamaica collided with the 89 meter long, 3280 dwt tanker Koesterberg on the Elbe River near Hamburg, Germany. Both vessels were proceeding in a heavy fog when the Jamaica struck the port side of the Koesterberg’s hull. The tanker suffered a 20 to 30 centimeter hole allowing water ingress into the ballast tanks causing the vessel to develop a slight list. No major damage to the CMA CGM Jamaica was reported. Both vessels were able to continue to a quay under their own power. The tanker will pump out its cargo of fuel to another vessel to allow repair work. No report of injuries or pollution being released. An investigation into the incident is being conducted.
The 130 meter long, 1500 dwt ferry Bergensfjord became disabled after a voyage from Sandviksvåg to Halhjem, Norway. The ferry was approaching the pier when the anchor unexpectedly dropped causing the vessel to come to a sudden stop. The Bergensfjord sat some 50 meters from the shore for several hours until the crew was able to make repairs. Reports state the problem was from a fault in the hydraulic brake system on the anchor. No reports of injuries, damage or pollution being released.