Marine accident round-up : 19th May 2022

General cargo ships Walter Hammann (IMO 8714841) and Dagna (IMO 9313802) collided shortly after midnight local time on May 15th in the Lower Weser upstream from Nordenham, Germany, The Dagna was sailing upstream to Brake, Germany, while the German coaster was sailing downstream, from Bremen, Germany. Both ships reportedly suffered serious damages and were in need of repairs. The Walter Hammann sustained bow breaches or deep dents, while the starboard hull of the Dagna also sustained breaches or dents. No water ingress or leaks were reported.

1988-built, Germany-flagged, 1,156 gt Walter Hammann is owned by Walter Hammann care of manager Hammann & Prahm Reederei GmbH of Wischafen, Germany. As of May 18th it was moored in Bremerhaven, where it had arrived on May 15th, from Bremen.

2005-built, Netherlands-flagged, 3,990 gt Dagna is owned by Van Dijk HH of Westerbok, Netherlands. It is managed by Wagenborg Shipping BV of Delfzjil, Netherlands. It is entered with Standard Club (London Class) on behalf of Noord Nederlandsche P & I Club. As of May 18th it was moored at Bremerhaven, Germany, where it had arrived in May 17th from Brake.

Tug Malik (IMO 9803431) sank near Kanonersky Island, St. Petersburg, Russia during the morning of May 16th. The tug was undergoing repair work at the time. There were no injuries or pollution reported. The St. Petersburg Transport Prosecutor’s Office is investigating the sinking. Last AIS was from May 16th, when the vessel was stopped in St Petersburg.

2017-built, Russia-flagged, 185 gt Malik is owned and managed by Baltic Fleet LLC.

Containership Brooklyn Bridge (IMO 9458999) encountered temperature deviations due to a fuel injection issue in the main engine during the afternoon of May 16th when it was about 17nm southwest of Isles of Scilly. The vessel was en route from Houston to Le Havre with 26 crew members on board. Repairs were carried out within hours, during which the vessel was drifting at 2.4 knots. The ship resumed its voyage with an ETA at Le Havre of May 17th.

2010-built Panama-flagged, 44,459 gt Brooklyn Bridge is owned by KLB2124 Shipping SA care of Kawasaki Kisen KK of Tokyo, Japan. It is entered with Japan Club (Tokyo Office in charge) on behalf of KLB2124 Shipping SA.