Several vessels impacted by Storm Herwart

Apart from Glory Amsterdam (see previous story), many other vessels were impacted by severe weather in northern Europe over the weekend.

During an attempt to leave the port of Cuxhaven shortly before noon on October 29th, multi-purpose carrier TIP Bremen (IMO 9317808), with a cargo of wind farm elements, was pushed against the Alte Liebe Jetty during storm Herwart striking the jettey with the starboard foreship. After the allision the vessel berthed at the Lübbert Quay. 2005-built, Malta-flagged 5,057 gt TIP Bremen is owned by TIP Bremen GmbH care of Liberty Blue Shipmgmt GmbH of Leer (Ostfriesland), Germany. It is entered with Standard Club (Europe Division) on behalf of TIP Bremen GmbH & Co. KG.

LPG tanker Temse (IMO 9045807), which was en route from Rostock to Hull, allided with the Great Northern Lock in Brunsbütteö shortly after midnight on October 29th. The ship was allowed to proceed to Neufeld Roads after an hour, where it dropped anchor, but possible damage to the tail gate of the lock was still to be assessed. 1995-built, Belgium-flagged, 10,018 gt Temse is owned by Tack Shipping SA care of Kowa Co of Naka-ku, Nagoya-shi, Aichi-ken, japan, and managed by Exmar Marine NV of Antwerp, Belgium. ISM is Exmar Shipmanagement NV of Antwerp. It is entered with Assuranceforeningen Gard – gjensidig, on behalf of Exmar Shipping BVBA.

Cruise ship Aidaprima (IMO 9636955) sheltered off the Frisian islands due to storm Herwart. There were about 3,000 passengers on board the vessel, which had just started a one week cruise from Hamburg. 2016-built, Italy-flagged, 125,572 gt Aidaprima is owned by Costa Crociere SpA of Genoa, Italy. It is managed by Aida Cruises of Rostock, Germany. ISM manager is Carnival Maritime of Hamburg, Germany. It is entered with Steamship Mutual (Smuab) (Americas Syndicate) on behalf of AIDA Cruises German Branch of Costa Crociere SpA.

Cruise ship Queen Mary 2 (IMO 9241061) was sheltering off Heligoland due to storm Herwart from October 28th, with about 2,000 passengers on board. The ship was scheduled to dock at Hamburg Steinwerder on October 29th at 07:00, but her arrival was postponed for 24 hours. The ship was due to leave that evening for Norway. The call at Stavanger on October 31st was cancelled. 2003-built, Bermuda-flagged, 149,215 gt Queen Mary 2 is owned and managed by Carnival PLC of Southampton, UK.  It is entered with Steamship Mutual (Smuab) (Americas Syndicate) on behalf of Carnival Plc Trading as Cunard Line, and with UK P&I Club (Americas G7) on behalf of Carnival Plc Trading as Cunard Line

General cargo ship Wilson Tyne (IMO 7915307) was forced against the middle wall of the large south lock in Brunsbüttel on Friday October 27th. The ship and wall were only slightly damaged. The ended its voyage at the Nobiskrug yard in Rendsurg, where she is still being examined. 1980-built, Malta-flagged, 4,913 gt Wilson Tyne (formerly Barra Head, Hordnes) is owned by Wilson Shipowning AS care of manager Wilson Eurocarriers AS of Bergen, Norway. It is entered with Gard P&I Club (Bermuda) on behalf of Wilson Shipowning AS.

Supply vessel Drifa (IMO 8133138) with a crew of four aboard became distressed on the morning of October 29th, off Terschelling, after having been hit by a very high wave. Two lifeboats were alerted from Terschelling and Ameland and arrived at 11:00. The service ship developed problems with the steering and propulsion. 1967-built, Panama-flagged, 191 gt Drifa is owned by Mairan Shipping BV care of GloMar Shipmgmt BV of Den Helder, Netherlands. Manager is Glomar Holding BV of Den Helder, Netherlands. It is entered with Shipowners P&I Club on behalf of Glomar Shipmanagement BV.

General cargo ship Beaumotion (IMO 9195767) remained in the Fischerhütte siding with gearbox damage. However, the ship could not stay there safely because of poor weather conditions, so a towing was arranged. Two tugs of the Hamburg shipping company Bugsier brought the ship on Saturday October 28th to Brunsbüttel, where the gearbox is to be repaired. 2003-built, Netherlands-flagged, 2,545 gt Beaumotion is owned by Beaumotion BV care of manager Unisea Shipping BV of Sneek, Netherlands. ISM manager is Vertom-Bojen Bereederungs GmbH of Moormerland, Germany. It is entered with North of England P&I Club (Nepia) on behalf of Noord Nederlandsche P&I Club.


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