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Emergency Anchoring

Emergency Anchoring


Photo of the Zapadnyy June 2011

Reports state the 77 meter long tanker Zapadnyy performed an emergency anchoring on the Hunte River, Germany.   The tanker was proceeding empty when it met unfavorable wind and currents put the vessel in trouble.   The pilot and master of the tanker decided to maneuver the veessel into the shore embankment which succeeded in stopping the tanker without damage to the vessel or the shore.   The tanker later proceeded without issue.   Report released by local water police.

The Zapadnyy  allided with a floating dock on the Weser River near Bremen, Germany in April 2011.  Read More

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