Storm Herwart damaged 5 freighters in Northern Germany

At least five cargo ships went into trouble on Oct 29 thanks to storm Herwart, which swept across northern Germany. Luckily, there were no injures, no casualties and no serious damages.
Bulk carrier GLORY AMSTERDAM (IMO 9287182, dwt 77171) was disabled in North sea north of Wilhelshaven, assisted by tugs, moved or drifted close to Langeoog. As of 1630 UTC Oct 29, she was near Langeoog, probably at anchor, with SAR tug NORDIC at her side.
General cargo ship TIP BREMEN (IMO 9317808, dwt 7763) collided with jetty while trying to leave Cuxhaven with cargo of wind turbine rotors, see photo. The ship was taken back and berthed. As of 1630 UTC Oct 29, she was still berthed.
General cargo ship REBECCA ROUSING (IMO 8321656, dwt 1768) allided with wall or construction in Southern cnamber of Brunsbuettel locks, and was allowed to resume sailing shortly after accident.
Bulk carrier AVRA (IMO 9159440, dwt 24132) allided with embankment shortly after entering Kiel Canal in Brunsbuettel, and had to anchor until tugs came to assist. She was allowed to resumed transit in the afternoon.
Product tanker TEMSE (IMO 9045807, dwt 13289) allided with Northern Lock constructions or wall in Brunsbuettel while exiting Kiel Canal, was allowed to leave Brunsbuettel.





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