Posted on March 25, 2019 by Ilias Kiritsis

Liberian-flagged Container ship, Calisto collided with a pier in the morning of March the 24th.  

The incident occurred at approximately 09:00 am in the morning, as the ship was approaching a pier on Elbe river, in the Brunsbuettel region of Northern Germany.

The container ship was trying to enter the Kiel canal when the Master lost control of the vessel and collided into another ship before proceeding to hit the pier itself.

As a result of the collision, both vessels suffered hull damage.

There is little information currently as to the status of the two vessels and the pier itself, but early reports suggest that the Calisto suffered extensive damage during the collision.  

Thankfully no one was injured in the process and there has been no oil pollution or container loss reported as a result of the accident.

The Calisto, which was originally en-route to Poland, dropped anchor at the nearby port of Hamburg where it remains, presumably, in order to undergo damage assessment.

Local maritime authorities have opened an investigation into the collision, which is still ongoing.

Posted in Safety , Collision , Germany , Europe

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