The 149 meter long container ship Ahs St Georg allided with the pilings while leaving drydock at Emden. The Ahs St. Gerog was being assisted by two tugs when its main engine failed. The vessel’s stern drifted onto the pilings. Both the pilings and Ahs St Georg suffered significant damage. The vessel was detained for inspection and repairs. The water police has launched an investigation into the incident.
The 89 meter long, 3661 dwt tanker Kosterberg collided with with the 5364 dwt pontoon barge Seeponton 1 under tow by the 31 meter long, 210 dwt tug Wal on the Ems near Eemshaven. The Kosterberg attempted to pass the Seeponton 1 in dense fog when the two vessels touched.Five meters of the Kosterberg’s port hull was dented with simliar damage along the Seeponton 1’s starboard hull. All damage was above the waterline. No reports of injuries or pollution released.
The Kosterberg was able to proceed to Emden where it safely unload its cargo of 2500 tons of heavy fuel. The Wal and Seeponton 1 continued on its voyage from Bremerhaven to Papenburg.
The water police launched an investigation into the incident. Reports state visibility was limited to just 1000 meters at the time of the collision. The Kosterberg was fined 7000 € for a safety violation and was detained at Emden.
The 112 meter long, 6051 dwt freighter EMS became disabled in the North Sea. The EMS had suffered engine failure and the crew was unable to restart the engine. The freighter was taken under tow to Emden, Germany for repairs. No reports of injuries, damage or pollution released. The EMS was en route to Newport from Vierow with a cargo of wheat.