Two accidents in Kiel Canal: tanker blackout, bulk carrier collision

Bulk carrier collision
Bulk carrier THOR ENDEAVOUR rammed into steel pole defenders of a jetty in Southern Lock Brunsbuettel, while entering Kiel Canal in the afternoon Nov 10. Ship’s hull was dented or breached, one of steel poles bent. Accident was caused by a wind gust, notwithstanding two assisting tugs. She was berthed at Brunsbuettel for investigation, probably repairs. As of 0700 UTC Nov 11, bulk carrier was still at Brunsbuettle. She’s en route from France to Lithuania.

Tanker blackout
Product tanker ORASUND suffered blackout while transiting Kiel Canal in the afternoon Nov 10 near Levensau Bridge. By the time tug arrived, crew fixed problem and tanker was under way again, but tug escorted her during the rest of her westbound transit. At 0700 UTC Nov 11 she was at anchor on Brunsbuettel anchorage.
IMRRA, FleetMon’s official Vessel Risk Rating Partner, risk assessed this vessel as having an ‘green’ risk rating, with a specific risk rating of 31% (27-JAN-17), compared to the fleet average 34.8%. New risk assessment reports can be purchased via FleetMon.
Red: Poorest performing; Amber: Average value; Green: Good indicator.

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