Grounding off Brunsbüttel
The 'Hooge', enroute from Antwerp to St. Petersburg, ran aground on Jan 24, 2020, at 1.30 a.m. on a mud bar at the edge of the fairway of the Northwest Anchorage of Brunsbüttel prior to its transit of the Kiel Canal in eastbound direction. The tug 'Bugsier 18' was called to pull the ship off again, and assisted by two tugs the ship entered the locks in Brunsbüttel short past 2 a.m. At 3.20 a.m. the vessel continued its voyage after investigations with an ETA as of Jan 27.
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Medevac off Kiel
In the afternoon of Aug 18, 2015, the lifeboat "Berlin" of the DGzRS-station Laboe medevaced a crew member of the "Hooge" which was enroute from St. Petersburg to Hamburg who complained of severe stomach pain and needed medical treatment. Tjhe ship was anchoring on Kiel roads. Due to strong winds with upp to 8 Beaufort it was complicated to get on board with the pilot ladder, and to get the 65 year old patient ashore a Seaking helicopter of the Navy was alerted. After the man was stabilized, he was hoisted and taken to hospital. On Aug 19 the ship was still at anchor. German report with photo: http://www.seenotretter.de/aktuelles/seenotfaelle/ansicht/news/seenotretter-fuer-schwer-erkrankten-seemann-im-einsatz/Upload News