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 177 meter long, 32256 dwt cargo vessel Conception Light became disabled on the Kiel Canal near Brunsbüttel, Germany. The Conception Light was headed towards the lock at Brunsbüttel when it suffered engine failure. Unable to restart the engine, the crew conducted an emergency anchoring by dropping both anchors. The anchors held and prevented the Conception Light from striking a passing vessel.
A short time later a tug arrived on scene and assisted the Conception Light which was able to restart the engine. Reports state the cargo vessel was able to proceed on its voyage through the locks at Brunsbüttel and into the North Sea. No reports of injuries, damage or pollution released.
The 185 meter long, 42529 dwt bulk carrier Thor Endeavour allided with the 28 meter long tugboat Bugsier 15 allided at the entrance to the lock of the Kiel Canal at Brunsbüttel, Germany. The Thor Endeavour had arrived from Ijmuiden and was being assisted by the tug Bugsier 15 into the lock. Upon entering the lock, the Thor Endeavour allided with the Bugsier 15 pushing the tug into the lock gate.
The Bugsier 15 had suffered just minor damage with part of its fendering torn. The lock gate did sustain some damage requiring a closer inspection. No reports of injuries or pollution released. The water police did not detain the bulk carrier. The Thor Endeavour proceeded on it’s voyage through the canal with two tugs assisting.