Containership troubled off Borkum
The "Containerships VI" which left Hamburg bound to Rotterdam on Aug 7, 2019, at 11.25 p.m., got in trouble in the Northsea on Aug 8 NNW of Borkum close to the R10 windfarm in 340º. The ship had suffered a broken cylinder of main engine near the Traffic Separation Scheme (TSS) off Borkum, in position 53 46 36N, 006 07 24E, at 07. 30 a.m. For some hours the ships was strolling along with 2-4 knots. At 5.30 p.m. the German emergeny tug "Nordic" reached the site. In the evening the two tugs "Waterstraat" and "Waterstroom" had connected to the vessel in vicinity 53° 33.00' N 006° 41.50' E. After the trouble was resolved, the tugs returned to Eemshaven short past midnight. The vessel entered Eemshaven, carried out repairs and started on its voyage. Once again it reported the same problem while at the TSS, returned to Eemshaven for more repairs and then finally started off on its voyage on Aug 10 at 6 p.m., bound to Helsinki, ETA Aug 13.
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#p138489Upload News