The 274 meter long, 61468 dwt container ship MSC Sandra allided with the quay at Bremerhaven, Germany. The vessel was departing from the port when the port stern struck the quay sustained hull damage above the waterline. No reports of injuries or pollution released. Reports state that poor visibility may have contributed to the incident.
On December 8, the 148 meter long, 7750 dwt car carrier Thames Highway allided with pilings at Bremerhaven, Germany. The Thames Highway was being maneuvered by tugs when the vessel struck the pilings. The car carrier sustained a hull breach above the water line. No reports of injuries, damage or pollution released.
The 59 meter long ro-ro ferry Bremerhaven allided with the the 95 meter long general cargo ship Fiducia on the Weser River near Blexen Roads, Germany. The ferry was proceeding in dense fog when it struck the anchored Fiducia. The Bremerhaven sustained significant damage to its hull. Two crew and a single passenger were injured during the incident. The ferry proceeded to Bremerhaven where the vessel entered a shipyard for repairs. The Fiducia sustained only slight damage and proceeded to Brake. The water police has launched an investigation into the incident. Reports state the master of the Bremerhaven had read the radar incorrectly resulting in the allision.