Incident Photos: Containership and Bulk Carrier Collide in Denmark’s Great Belt

BBC Neptune Collision Delphis gdansk
Photo: Marinehjemmeværnet

Maritime authorities in Denmark are investigation a collision between a containership and a bulk carrier in Denmark’s Great Belt, which caused some containers to fall into the water.

The incident involved the 178-meter Delphis Gdansk, built in 2017, and the 190-meter BBC Neptune, built in 2010.

Officials say they were alerted at about 7:30 a.m. local time of the collision in Denmark’s Great Belt, a deep water shipping lane between the islands of Zealand and Funen, part of the Danish Straits. 

A small fire broke out aboard the BBC Neptune, however it has since been put out.

Seven containers are reported to have been lost from the containership. At least some of the containers have been recovered.

No injuries or major pollution has been reported. 

An AIS replay of the incident is at the bottom of this post. Here are some more photos: 

BBC Neptune Collision Delphis gdansk
Photo: Forsvaret
BBC Neptune Collision Delphis gdansk
Photo: Forsvaret
BBC Neptune Collision Delphis gdansk
Photo: Forsvaret
BBC Neptune Collision Delphis gdansk
Photo: Forsvaret

AIS Animation: