Posted on March 28, 2019 by Ilias Kiritsis

Danish Bulk Carrier, Enny ran aground in the early morning hours of March 27th, as it was transiting off Soesmarke upon Lolland, Denmark.

The incident occurred at approximately 6:45 am, a few miles south of the Guldborg-Bridge.

During the grounding, one of the ship’s ballast tanks was severely damaged, further complicating the situation.

Initial refloating attempts proved unsuccessful, prompting local authorities to consider lightening the ship’s cargo by about thousand tons before refloating it.

Thankfully a tug managed to refloat the ship, dragging back into the fairway.

As soon as the ship was refloated, it made for the port of Nykobing-Falster under its own power.

As of 9:50 am on March the 28th, the ship has been berthed in port.

A few miles north of the Enny’s grounding site, near the Danish harbour of Vordingborg, the Maltese-flagged general cargo ship Wilson Malm made contact with the seafloor.

The incident occurred at approximately 4:45 pm in the afternoon of March 27th.

The vessel had initially been bound for Germany, having left Masnedo for the port Stralsund.

The laden ship was caught by strong winds and was pushed onto the sandy sea floor.

A tug was sent to the scene in order to refloat the vessel. Upon successful retrieval of the cargo ship, the vessel was then brought back to the port of Vordingborg in order to fully survey the extent of the damage.

Local authorities opened an investigation into the incident and proceeded to interrogate the Captain.

Thankfully, there was no report of an injury or an oil spill on any of the two vessels.

 

Image Courtesy of Marine Traffic

 

Posted in Accident , Grounding , Denmark , Europe , Safety

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