Collision off Holtenau
The 81 meter long, 2300 dwt freighter Kovera collided with the 82 meter long, 2019 dwt freighter Ida in dense fog off Holtenau, Germany. Both vessels were approaching the locks to the Kiel Canal when the Kovera struck the Ida. Both vessels sustained significant damage. The Ida proceeded to Heikendorf for anchorage while the Kovera remained at Holtenau for inspection. Both vessels are expected to make repairs at the shipyard in Kiel. No reports of injuries or pollution being released. The water police are conducting an investigation. The exact cause of the collision was not reported.