The 101 meter long, 5580 dwt container ship Pioneer Bay became disabled in the North Sea. The Pioneer Bay was en route to Bremerhaven from Kristiansund when it suffered engine failure. The vessel went adrift until the crew was able to make repairs and restore partial power. No reports of injuries, damage or pollution released. The Pioneer Bay proceeded on towards Bremerhaven at reduced speed.
The 101 meter long, 5541 dwt container ship Pioneer Bay allided with the 184 meter long, 23000 dwt container ship Fesco Vladimir on the Weser River at Bremerhaven, Germany. The Pioneer bay attempted to turn around so it could berth at the quay. However, there was a strong ebb current and the Pioneer Bay struck the stern of the moored Fesco Vladimir. The Pioneer Bay suffered a crack in the hull above the waterline. No reports of injuries or pollution being released from either vessel. The water police has detained both vessels for inspections and is conducting an investigation into the incident.
Correction: Thanks to Tim S. for finding out that the vessel struck was the 134 meter long, 11386 dwt container ship Aurora not the Fesco Vladimir.
The 101 meter long, 5541 dwt container ship Pioneer Bay suffered an engine room failure and became disabled off at The Sund in Norway. The crew quickly dropped the anchors before the vessel drifted within meters of going aground. The lifeboat Simrad Buholmen towed the Pioneer Bay back into deeper water. The crew later was able to restart the engines and the vessel continued on its voyage. No reports of injuries, damage or pollution being released.