Collision on the Weser
The 186 meter long, 47286 dwt bulk freighter Coral Ace collided with the 230 meter long, 42102 dwt container vessel Lisa Schulte near the entrance to the Weser Estuary. The Lisa Schulte struck into the side of the Coral Ace during the night during a squall. The Coral Ace suffered a three meter gash along its port side hull while the Lisa Schulte suffered damage to its bow. Both vessels suffered water ingress and proceeded to Wilhelmshaven. Authorities dispatched vessels to escort the vessels into port. No reports of injuries. The water police has launched an investigation into the collision.