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Black Watch

Black Watch

Black Watch
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The 205 meter long, 5656 dwt passenger ship Black Watch allided with the jetty on the Elbe at Brunsbüttel, Germany. The Black Watch was en route to Copenhagen from Hamburg as it approached the Kiel Canal locks and struck the jetty. The cruise ship demolished one dolphin with its bow, but the vessel suffered only minor scratches. No reports of injuries or pollution released. The Black Watch remained detained until the incident could be investigated. Reports state the vessel was allowed to proceed on its voyage later the same day.

Alexander V Humboldt

Alexander V Humboldt

Alexander V Humboldt

The 129 meter long dredger Alexander V Humboldt allided with a quay along the Elbe near the Köhlbrand, Germany. The dredge was heading downstream when it suffered engine failure.  The Alexander V Humboldt drifted until it struck the quay. Both the vessel’s bow and the quay sustained damage. The dredge was later escorted to Kronprinzen.  Reports state the water police has launched an investigation into the incident. No reports of injuries or pollution released.

YM Wish

YM Wish

YM Wish
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The 368 meter long, 122,625 dwt container ship YM Wish ran aground on the Elbe off Glückstadt, Germany. The YM Wish had suffered engine failure allowing the vessel to drift aground before the anchors could be dropped. Multiple tugs were requested and were able to refloat the boxship later the same day.  The tugs towed the YM Wish to  Brunsbüttel for inspections. No reports of injuries, damage or pollution released.