Posted on April 11, 2019 by Ilias Kiritsis

The Gibraltar-flagged Cargo ship, Rumba was heavily damaged during a collision at the Strom Quay in Bremerhaven, during the morning hours of April the 10th.

The incident occurred at approximately 11:45 am. The Rumba had arrived in port from Hamburg and was attempting a turning manoeuvre on the Wester when it became disabled.

Having lost control, the ship then collided on its starboard stern with the container quay.

As a result of the accident, the stern was breached, all the way from the main deck, almost down to the waterline.

According to the initial findings of the local authorities, the accident was caused by a generator failure onboard the Rumba.

Due to the severity and the extent of the damage, the ship was no longer considered seaworthy and as a result, was detained at the MSC Gate.

The ship will stay at Bremerhaven until initial emergency repairs have been carried out and it's considered seaworthy again.

Thankfully no injuries were reported as a result of the collision.

The Rumba has been taken to a mooring in order to undergo repairs. 


Image Courtesy of Marine Traffic

Posted in Safety , Collision , Accident , Germany , Europe

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