Post-Panamax container ship disabled, near miss on Elbe

Container ship NAVIOS UNISON went NUC after engine failure at around 0630 UTC Mar 29 on Elbe in Hetlingen area, 648 kilometer mark, while proceeding downstream en route from Hamburg to Rotterdam. Luckily, the giant ship was quickly taken under control by tugs, and turned back to Hamburg, where she was berthed, to fix problem and undergo inspection. According to witness impression, it was a near miss – the ship veered off fairway and could end up running aground.

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