Passenger ship slammed into yacht
On Aug 3, 2019, at 4.30 p.m. the "Heikendorf" was in collision with a 10-m-sailing yacht at the ferry pt. Möltenort. One minute after leaving the pie.r the vessel slammed into the boat with an elderly couple on board which was damaged at port side. The damage consisted mainly of scratches. No one was injured. The yacht had tried to evade the aproaching passenger ship and managed to avoid the worst thus. The yacht returned to Möltenort after the accident. The "Heikendorf" continued its voyage to the port of Laboe. The police, which attended the scene with the boat "Kiholm", launched an investigation against the captain for negligence in navigation It was thought that he had not remarked the yacht.
Swimmer assisted grounded port ferry
On July 4, 2019, at 3.30 p.m. the "Schilksee" suffered an electrical failure on the Kiel Fjord off Möltenort enroute to Laboe. The ship was disabled and got stuck on sandy bottom. The tug "Kitzeberg" of the SFK was called to refloat the vessel. As the water was too shallow to approach the casualty and the towing wire which was attached to a rescue ring did not float to the ship, a swimmer came to help and pulled it towards the "Schilksee" where it was connected to the stern. The ship was then successfully pulled to deeper water and back to the SFK quay in Kiel for investigations. Report with photos: https://www.kn-online.de/Lokales/Ploen/Heikendorf-Foerdedampfer-MS-Schilksee-laeuft-vor-Moeltenort-auf-Grund
Engine failure in Kiel port
On July 11, 2017, at noon the "Heikendorf" (IMO: 8308733), suffered engine failure in Kiel port during the scheduled trip from the Central Station to Laboe. The vessel was taken in tow by the SFK tug "Stein" (IMO: 9241243) and dropped off its passengers in Falckenstein before being pulled back into the inner port to the maintenance pontoon of the SFK for inspections and repairs. It was found out that a ruptured fuel line had caused the trouble. The schedule of the "Heikendorf" was taken over by the "Strande" (IMO: 8400074). German report with photo: http://www.kn-online.de/News/Nachrichten-aus-Kiel/Havarie-der-Heikendorf-Foerdedampfer-machte-schlappUpload News