Allision with wire and platform
On June 30, 2013, the "Inga R" allided with the wire to stop ships in case of emergency in the Esterholz Lock of the Elbe-Seiten-Canal, and then hit a platformfor visitors which was broken lose due to the Impact. The ship was arrested due to technical defiencies by the Police. After they were removed, the ship proceeded to Hamburg on July 2.
Collision caused by human error
The damage caused in the collision of the "St. Michael" and "Inga R." was 80 000 Euro. Tugs had pulled the ship's out of each other, before they were berthed in the Container port of Braunschweig. The "Inga R." was damaged in the bow region and had to remain in Braunschweig for temporary repairs so that no water could enter it when sailing again. The pontoon shaped bow of the ship was pushed onto the foreship of the "St. Michael" which in spite of its severe damage was able to continue its voyage after the end of investigations. Police investigators who had interrogated the Crews of both ships on Apr 6 found out that the eastbound ship had got onto the wrong side of the fairway on Mar 5 around 8 p.m. short past sunset in a curve. German report with photo: http://www.braunschweiger-zeitung.de/lokales/Braunschweig/schiffsunfall-35-euro-bussgeld-id958470.html
Collision at Braunschweig
On the Mittelland Canal near the port of Braunschweig the unloaded "Inga R" was in a head-on-collision with the barge "Sankt Michael“ on Apr 5, 2013, at 8 p.m. The "Inga R." pushed the "Sankt Michael" down, both ships were significantly damaged, but could be stabilized by the fire rescue. The bow of the "Sankt Michael" was crushed. Small amounts of oil leaked out, but could be boomed off before spreading. The canal was closed for ship traffic for three hours. German report with photos: http://www.braunschweiger-zeitung.de/lokales/Braunschweig/zwei-schiffe-stiessen-am-hafen-zusammen-id956137.htmlUpload News