The 177 meter long, 24700 dwt container ship Delphis Bothnia allided with the lock wall on the Kiel Canal at Kiel-Holtenau, Germany. The Delphis Bothnia was headed to Gdynia from Rotterdam when the boxship’s port bow struck the lock wall. The vessel sustained minor scratches and dents above the waterline. The lock also sustained some damage. No reports of injuries.
Authorities detained the vessel for a short period while they conducted an investigation into the incident. Reports state the Delphis Bothnia proceeded on its voyage a few hours later. No reports of pollution released.
The 82 meter long cargo vessel Mosvik became disabled just outside the Kiel Canal near Holtenau, Germany. The Mosvik was headed to Creeksea from Riga with a cargo of plywood when it lost stability. The Mosvik heeled over to 30 degrees to port and threaten to capsize. The 12 crew on board sent out a distress call and attempted to right the cargo vessel by dropping part of deckload of plywood.
Multiple tugs along with patrol vessels, DGzRS lifeboat and a crane vessel arrived on scene. While some vessels attempted to recover the deck cargo, others assisted the Mosvik crew in stabilizing the vessel. Traffic was halted on the canal until the cargo was recovered. The operation lasted 6 hours before all the cargo was secured. The Mosvik was later escorted by a tug to Kiel. No reports of injuries, damage or pollution released.
The 151 meter long, 10585 dwt container ship Conmar Avenue allided with a canal gate in the Kiel Canal at Holtenau, Germany. The Conmar Avenue was headed to Hamburg from Rauma when it entered the lock at Kiel-Holtenau. The boxship approached the lock at low speed, but limited visibility resulted in the Conmar Avenue striking the tail gate.
Authorities detained the vessel while they conducted an investigation into the incident. A few hours later the Conmar Avenue was allowed to continue on its voyage to Hamburg. No reports of injuries or pollution released.