COSCO mega container ship hit pier, stuck off berth, Wilhelmshaven
See photos of the salvage below. Due to the partly hurricane-like storms, the mooring lines of the 400-meter-long container ship broke. Several tugs were alerted and brought the ship safely back to the pier. No one was injured, nor did any environmentally hazardous substances escape. See photos of the salvage below.
Mega container ship COSCO SHIPPING GALAXY struck pier at container terminal in Jade Weser Port, Wilhelmshaven, shortly after midday Apr 6, during berthing maneuvers. Ship’s stern reportedly sustained damages, some 150 meters of pier were also damaged. The ship arrived from Gdansk, Poland.
It isn’t clear what happened next – the giant ship stopped some 300 meters off pier, as of 1410 UTC Apr 7 remained in the same position off pier, with 4-5 tugs around her.