Collision in Kiel Canal Causes Damage

A German containership has been damaged after being struck from behind by another cargo ship in the Kiel Canal. The incident occurred Friday morning in the Brunsbüttel locks involving the Vera Rambow, which was hit in the stern by the general cargo ship Nordana Sky after both vessels had just transited the canal. An AIS replay of the incident shows Vera … [Read more...]

German Warship Collides With Containership in Kiel Canal

A German warship a collided with a containership in Germany's Kiel Canal Wednesday morning, causing damage to both vessels. Reports say the German Navy frigate Mecklenburg-Vorpommern collided with the Cyprus-flagged containership Nordic Bremen at approximately 3:44 a.m. local time. The containership was moored in Kiel following the collision, while … [Read more...]

Kiel Canal Gate Severely Damaged in Ship Collision [Incident Video]

A major blow for shipping through Germany's Kiel Canal today after a cargo ship crashed into a floodgate as it entered the north chamber of the lock complex in Brunsbüttel, causing extensive damage that is likely to take weeks to repair. The video below shows the moment of impact as the freighter crashed into the gate. The ship is the Cypriot-flagged MV Saint George, … [Read more...]

Wanna Buy the Siderfly?

It's been since six weeks since the freighter “Siderfly” collided with the 116-meter gas carrier Coral Ivory, and the vessel still waits at Brunsbüttel´s south quay on the Kiel Canal while a decision is made on her fate. In a phone call this morning with the Estonian owner of the vessel EESTINOVA, they mention that the Russian underwriters of the vessel are … [Read more...]

MV Siderfly Removed from Germany’s Kiel Canal – UPDATE

Update for Thursday, November 7, 2013: The MV Siderfly remains moored near Brunsbüttel within the Kiel Canal, according to AIS data. A statement by US-based T&T Salvage, which headed the salvaged operation, said that the vessel was safely towed Wednesday to the South Quay at Brunsbüttel for inspection and temporary repairs. T&T Salvage added that following the … [Read more...]