Several Injuries Reported as Offshore Wind Crewboat Collides with Cargo Ship Off Germany

Photos released by German authorities show damage to the starboard side of the 81-meter cargo ship Raba.

Several people have sustained injuries after an offshore wind crewboat collided with an 81-meter cargo ship in the Baltic Sea off the coast of Germany on Tuesday.

A total of fifteen people on board the Danish-flagged crew transfer vessel World Bora were injured when it collided with the Cyprus-flagged Raba at around 7:30 a.m. local time approximately 3 nautical miles from the German Island of RĂ¼gen, German officials said. 

Police said the World Bora had four crew members and eleven workers aboard and it was on its way to the Viking wind farm in Germany’s Exclusive Economic Zone at the time of the accident. Ten of the victims were reported as having serious injuries.

The World Bora is designed to transfer workers and cargo to and from offshore wind farms.

Photos released by German authorities show damage to the starboard side of the cargo ship Raba. 

AIS ship tracking data shows the cargo ship is sailing from Copenhagen, Denmark to Szczecin, Poland.

No pollution has been reported.