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
The 69 meter long, 1190 dwt freighter Annemarie went aground on a stone embankment on the German Hunte River after it lost steering due to the rudder failing. The river pushed the vessel until it became perpendicular blocking traffic on the river. The Annemarie was able to be refloated the same day without assistance and proceeded to Neuenhuntorf, Germany. The vessel was examined and was able to continue on to Oldenburg. No one was injured. Damage to the stone embankment was not been released. Officals will be doing an investigation into the incident.