Boxship troubled on the Elbe
On Dec 17, 2016, at 10.45 p.m. the "Langeness" suffered engine trouble, enroute from Bremerhaven to Helsinki, and dropped anchor on the Elbe. The ship dropped anchor off Otterndorf on Neufeld West anchorage and was being attended by the tug "Wulf 7" which was called from Cuxhaven since noon. At 8.45 p.m. also the "Bugsier 2" attended, and the boxship was being towed towards Wilhelmshaven. She berthed in the Jade Weser Port on Dec 18 at 1.30 p.m. and left the Jade Weser Port again on Dec 29 at 4.30 a.m. and moved to the MWB Bremerhaven Shipyard in Bremerhaven where she berthed at noon.
Kiel Canal timewise closed after collision
On Sep 4, 2016, at 5.45 p.m. the "Langeness", enroute from Bremerhaven to Helsinki, was in collision with the tank m/v "Ternvind" on the Kiel Canal near the bridge of Rade and got stuck in the embankment. The canal had to be barred fro shipping in the Rade-Audorf region. Transiting ships moored in Schülp, Königsförde and Groß-Nordsee. The "Ternvind" was released following a short inspection of the damages. The disabled container m/v remained stuck, being unable to back off with own power, until the tug "Bremerhaven" which had been enroute from Eemshaven and was sailing behind the "Langeness" at the time of the accident and which had offered assistance, pulled the casualty off short before 8 p.m. The "Bremerhaven" then escorted the "Langeness" to Kiel where she berthed at the Voith Quay at 10.30 p.m. and detained for investigations. The "Ternvind" which had been underway from Rotterdam to Kalundborg had berthed at the north jetty in Kiel already at 8.30 p.m. The collision could have been caused by a failed overtaking maneuver of the "Ternvind". The "Langeness" left Kiel at 6.40 p.m., the "Ternvind" at 6.15 p.m., resuming their respective voyages. German reports with photos: http://forum-schiff.de/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=23#p129193 http://forum-schiff.de/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=1377&p=129209#p129209 http://www.kn-online.de/News/Nachrichten-vom-NOK/Rader-Hochbruecke-Frachter-blockierte-Kanal http://www.kn-online.de/News/Nachrichten-vom-NOK/Oeltanker-und-Frachter-liegen-nach-Kollision-auf-dem-Nord-Ostsee-Kanal-fest
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