Boxship Giant Grounds on the Elbe River

The 184,320 dwt containership CSCL Indian Ocean, one of the world’s biggest boxships, grounded on the Elbe river in Hamburg in the evening hours of February 3, according to the German Federal Waterways and Shipping Administration.

The exact cause of the incident has not been confirmed, however, a possible malfunction in the navigational system or a blackout could be the culprit.

Five tugs, which were sent to free the 400-meter-long giant last night, failed in their attempt and the authorities will try to free the vessel again during the day.

Carrying almost 19,000 containers, the 2015-built CSCL Indian Ocean, owned by the Shanghai-based China Shipping Container Lines, was on its way from Felixstowe to Hamburg at the time of the incident.

There were no reports of injuries to the crew, and no pollution was spotted in the area.

World Maritime News Staff

Share this article

Follow World Maritime News

In Depth>

Events>

<< Nov 2019 >>
MTWTFSS
28 29 30 31 1 2 3
4 5 6 7 8 9 10
11 12 13 14 15 16 17
18 19 20 21 22 23 24
25 26 27 28 29 30 1

The 9th Annual Event Green Shiptech China Congress 2020

The 9th Annual Event- Green Shiptech China Congress 2020 will be held on next…

read more >

CWC World LNG Summit & Awards Evening

The CWC World LNG Summit & Awards Evening will be returning to Rome in 2019 to celebrate it’s 20th year.

read more >

Salvage & Wreck

Salvage and Wreck Removal Conference will focus on Casualty management case studies, Dealing with hazardous cargo and container ship fires…

read more >

Maritime Reconnaissance and Surveillance Technology

As varied threats in the Mediterranean Sea continue to proliferate, the need to advance…

read more >