The 85 meter long, 4101 dwt cement carrier Cembalo caught fire while berthed at Rostock, Germany. The fire started in the second officer’s cabin and quickly spread into the superstructure. The crew along with the local fire brigade were able to extinguish the blaze after a few hours. Another fire reignited on the deck a short time later, but was quickly extinguished. No injuries to the 13 crew or pollution released.
The 29 meter long offshore supply vessel JHC Transporter collided with the 63 meter long general cargo ship Elvi Kull on the Kiel Canal at the 88.7 kilometer mark. The Elvi Kull struck head-on with JHC Transporter and sustained only minor scratches. The JHC Transporter suffered significant damage to its bow with a large gash above the waterline. Both vessels proceeded to Kiel for inspection. The water police launched an investigation into the incident. The Elvi Kull was allowed to continue on its voyage to Heiligenhafen. The JHC Transporter proceeded to a shipyard in Kiel. No reports of injuries or pollution released.
The 88 meter long general cargo ship Hanoi ran aground at the entrance of the Neuhöfer Canal in Hamburg, Germany. The Hanoi was proceeding from Hvide Sande in dense fog when the vessel ran onto the embankement and a sheet pile wall. The stem of the vessel sustained damage 4 meters along the starboard and 3 meters along the port side. The hull at the forepeak suffered a crack and water ingress. The vessel’s pump was able to contain the flooding. The piling also sustained some damage. No reports of injuries or pollution released. The water police detained the Hanoi and launched an investigation into the incident.