Oak assisted to Gothenburg
On Feb 4 the "Oak" was being taken along the Göta River from Lilla Edet to Gothenburg assisted by the Danish tug "Sound Castor (IMO: IMO:8977065), and the Swedish "Hugin (MMSI:265512660). The ship berthed in the Aelvsborgs Port at 1.30 p.m. and at Tingstadsvassen on the Göte Alv on Feb 15 at 10 a.m. On Feb 18 she was docked at the Gotenius Yard for repairs. She left the repair yard in Gothenburg on March 7 at 11 a.m. and headed to Police, Poland, with an ETA as of March 9, 4 a.m.
Divers called to seal the crack
After the grounding of the "Oak" on the Göta River at Lilla Edet on Jan 27 at 11 p.m. the crack which was torn into the bow was sealed by divers with wooden wedges in order to make the vessel seaworthy again. The water inside the ship, which transported a cargo of grain, was pumped out by rescue services from Lilla Edet and Stenungsund. Environmental inspectors from Lilla Edet were in place during the night to check that nothing leaked from the vessel. No crime was suspected, a technical error was thought to have caused the grounding. Swedish report with photos: https://sverigesradio.se/sida/artikel.aspx?programid=125&artikel=7143155
Freighter breached in grounding
The "Oak", being enroute from Liepaja to Hällekis with a cargo of wheat, ran aground on the Göta River off Lilla Edet in the night of Jan 27, 2019. The ship suffered a rudder failure inside the lock after having sailed from Gothenburg at 6.10 p.m. The bow was breached, when it got stuck, and the vessel suffered water ingress. Rescue services from Lilla Eden and Stenungsund attended with several units and dewatering pumps. The ship was then moored at a nearby pier without being at risk of sinking. The police was alerted by the rescue service at 11 p.m. and took breathalyzer tests without results. An inspector was called to assess the damage. Swedish report with photo: http://www.gp.se/nyheter/v%C3%A4stsverige/fartyg-p%C3%A5-grund-i-g%C3%B6ta-%C3%A4lv-1.12766610 https://sverigesradio.se/sida/artikel.aspx?programid=104&artikel=7143239Upload News