The 172 meter long, 28355 dwt bulk freighterMolat became disabled on the North Sea near Seaburn, England. The Molat departed from Norrkopping, Sweden with a cargo of timber bound for Alexandria, Egypt when it began to develop a list when its cargo shifted. The vessel changed course and proceeded to the safety off Seaburn, England. No reports of injuries, damage or pollution released. A surveyor was dispatched to the vessel to inspect the vessel for damage. The Molat proceed to Sunderland where it will correct the cargo shift. Reports suggest the cause of the cargo shift was that the Molat had hit some ice in the North Sea.
The 80 meter long self-propelled tanker-barge Beate went aground on the Elbe River near Magdeburg, Germany. The Beate was entering the basin of the canal when it went struck an embankment. The Beate suffered hull damage with one cargo tank breached allowing one ton of diesel fuel to be released. Local fire brigade responded to the scene and deployed containment booms around the Beate. An environmental crew will later vacuum the diesel fuel from the water. No reports of injuries. The crew was able to make repairs with a temporary patch to the hull. The water police have launched an investigation into the incident.
On January 18, the 190 meter long, 7100 dwt ro-ro ferry Petersburg allided with the pier at Sassnitz, Germany. The Petersburg had arrived from Mukran when it struck a ramp at the ferry terminal. The vessel’s stern ramp sustained major damage estimated over 100,000 Euros. No reports of injuries to passengers or crew and no pollution was released. Reports state the master of the vessel faces criminal charges while the vessel was evaluated to be redirected to be repaired at a nearby shipyard.