Broken fuel pipe off Hartlepool
The "Containerships VI", en route from Tees to Rotterdam, with a rew of 13 on board, suffered a broken fuel pipe, 7.5 nautical miles and 101 deg from Hartlepool, in position 054 39 43.8N, 000 57 06.0W, on June 13, 2018, around 10 p.m. The defect was rectified and the vessel was underway as of 22.17 p.m., arriving in Rotterdam on June 14.
Engine damage off Brunsbüttel
Enroute from Rotterdam to Helsinki the "Containerships VI" suffered an engine blackout short after leaving the Brunsbüttel locks of the Kiel Canal for the eastbound transit on July 15, 2017, at 1.10 p.m. The ship drifted in the canal port before the tug "Luchs" towed it to the Navy Pilings North in Brunsbüttel where the ship remained until 6.15 p.m. while repairs were being carried out. Then the tugs "Wal" and "Wolf" escorted it through the waterway to Kiel with a transit speed of about six knots, arriving there on July 16 at 3.40 a.m. The ship released the tugs after having passed the locks in Kiel-Holtenau at 5.50 a.m. and continued to Helsinki, ETA July 17, 5 p.m. German report with photo: http://forum-schiff.de/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=23&p=138489#p138489
Allision in Brunsbüttel
The "Containerships 6" allided with the new Northern Lock of the Kiel Canal gates in Brunsbüttel while entering eastbound on Nov 24, 2012, at noon. The ship had to remain within the lock while the accident was investigated. After it became clear that the lock wall had not been damaged in the impact, the ship was allowed to proceed at 1 p.m. The container m/v was enroute Terneuzen-Riga when the accident happened in dense fog.Upload News