The 174 meter long, 38,115 dwt LPG Carrier Waasmunster collided with the fishing vessel Gros LouLou off Le Havre, France. The Waasmunster, loaded with 18000 tons of butane, was struck by the Gros LouLou. The Waasmunster sustained hull damage below the waterline and suffered water ingress, but no reports of pollution released. The Gros LouLou sustained damage to its bow and sustained some water ingress. No reports of injuries. Reports state salvage team was able to patch the hull of the Wassmunster a few hours after the collision.
On March 1, the 294 meter long, 67751 dwt container ship Kalliopi became disabled off Le Havre, France. The Kalliopi had suffered a total power blackout just as it departed from Le Havre, France. The vessel dropped anchor and attempted to carry out repairs. The following day authorities dispatched a helicopter with an emergency team who were lowered to the deck of the Kalliopi. The container ship was unable to keep at it’s anchor due to rough conditions. Both crew and the emergency team connected a towline to the emergency tug Abeille Liberté which arrived from Cherbourg. The Abeille Liberté towed the Kalliopi into Le Harve. No reports of injuries to the 24 crew on board, damage or pollution released.
The fishing vessel An Diveliour sank off Le Havre, France after capsizing when struck by a rogue wave. Authorities were alerted when the vessel’s emergency beacon was activated. Authorities dispatched a helicopter to the scene which spotted a life raft with the three crewmen from the An Diveliour. The crew were hoisted to safety and taken ashore. The men were taken to hospital suffering from hypothermia. Authorities report that some debris spotted around the area where the vessel sank.