Repair in Bremerhaven
The Curacao-flagged "Lehmann Runner" left the port of Brake on Jan 24 at 5 a.m. bound to Bremerhaven where she docked at the MWB Bremerhaven Shipyard for repairs at 7.20 a.m. She sailed again after repairs on Feb 8 at 5.45 p.m. next being bound to Moerdijk, ETA Feb 9, 6.30 p.m.
Ship had leak since 11 months
During a control of the "Lehmann Runner" in Brake on Jan 20 officers of the water police in Brake remarked that the loading marks were incorrect. Already when boarding the ship they remarked a slight list to port as the ship was overloaded and exceeded the draught by eignt centimeters. The 56 year old Lithuanian master explained that a ballast water tank had a leak since 11 months and caused a permanent intrusion of water in a quantity of 10 tons epr hour. The crew was dewatering the ship every six hours. Since the leak occurred, a clamping screw pressed a wooden wedge onto the crack. It was also found out that the ship had loaded 45 tons corn more than allowed in Sczcecin. The department for transport and ship safety in Hamburg was notfied and banned the ship from sailing based on the results of the port state control. The ship must undergo repairs at a nearby shipyard before being allowed to sail again. Since the ship was overloaded, the captain had to pay a fine of 1825 Euros.
Rudder trouble in Kiel Canal
Enroute from Szczecin, where she had sailed on Jan 18, to Brake the "Lehmann Runner" encountered rudder trouble in the lock of the Kiel Canal in Kiel-Holtenau on Jan 19, 2017. The ship had berthed at 10.45 a.m. and was moored at pilings after the trouble occurred. It was allowed by the traffic control to continue the voyage at 1 p.m., assisted on its westbound transit by the SFK-tug "Stein" as stern tug. Upon leaving the locks in Brunsbüttel, where she arrived at 8.30 p.m. she was under tow of the tugs "Wal" and "Wolf" at 10 p.m. The ship berthed at the South Quay in Brake on Jan 20 at 11.20 a.m.Upload News