Two Contacts In Kiel Canal, Container Ship Damaged

.The oil tanker; Nave Andromeda aboard which seven Nigerian were arrested recently 

Container ship contacted the wall of New Northern Lock while entering Kiel Canal at around 0040 UTC Oct 28, being en route from UK to Gdynia Poland. The ship reportedly, sustained 2-meter crack in bow area, and other, superficial, damages. Lock’s wall was also damaged. The ship exited Lock and was berthed in Brunsbuettel, Kiel Canal, for damages assessment and investigation. As of 1300 UTC, she remained in the same position. Contact was reportedly, caused by a strong wind gust. The ship wasn’t identified, understood it’s a container feeder VOHBURG.

At about the same time another cargo ship ran onto Canal embankment and was quickly recovered by tug, understood damages are slight or none. The ship also, wasn’t identified.

Container ship VOHBURG, IMO 9287807, dwt 9322, capacity 812 TEU, built 2005, flag Antigua, manager KOPPING REEDEREI GMBH & CO KG (EQUASIS).  

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