Vessel Lists, Drops Part of Cargo near Kiel Canal

The 1987-built general cargo vessel Mosvik discharged a part of its cargo near the entrance to the Kiel Canal on July 14 after it suffered a 30-degree list.

It is estimated that some 25 to 30 wooden parcels were released from the ship in order to keep the vessel afloat, according to the Kiel police department. The officials sent a number of assets to collect the discharged cargo in an effort to ensure safe vessel traffic in the waterway.

On July 17, the ship was involved in another incident when it hit a loading dock at a speed of about two knots.

The authorities informed that the initial incident was probably caused by a technical issue with Mosvik’s ballast water system. An investigation into the cause of the event was launched.

There were no injuries reported following the incidents.

According to AIS data provided by Marine Traffic, the 2,850 dwt ship is currently moored in Kiel port. It was scheduled to set sail from Kiel on July 14 to Latvia’s port of Riga, where it was expected to arrive two days later.

Kiel police department informed that the extent of damage to the vessel is currently unknown and that it is still not clear when the vessel could continue its journey.

World Maritime News Staff

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