Container ship damaged in collision, Antwerp

Container ship HEINRICH SCHEPERS collided with embankment at Doel, Scheldt, Belgium, while entering Antwerp port, at around 0000 UTC Jul 29. Reportedly HEINRICH SCHEPERS sustained hull breach of some 2 meters long, above waterline. HEINRICH SCHEPERS was taken to berth, as of 0400 UTC she was in the same position, berthed at Antwerp. Mechanical failure is believed to be the cause of an accident.
Container ship HEINRICH SCHEPERS, IMO 9584475, dwt 13031, capacity 1036 TEU, built 2012, flag Cyprus, manager HS SCHIFFAHRTS GMBH & CO KG.



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