The Journal of Commerce has this report of a tragic collision between two vessels transiting Germany’s Kiel Canal in dense fog.
Two seamen were knocked overboard and drowned on Thursday when the UK-flag container ship OOCL Finland collided with the Russian-flag freighter Tyumen-2 on the Kiel Canal in Germany.
The two vessels were approaching each other in dense fog when the OOCL Finland’s bow struck the wheelhouse of the Tyumen-2, tearing it off.
There were four crew members on the wheelhouse deck of the Tyumen-2 at the time of the collision.
The pilot and a channel controller were killed and two crewmen from the Tyumen-2 were seriously injured.