Cargo ship breached while mooring, oil leak, Latvia, Baltic sea

General cargo ship LYRA collided with pier at Liepaja Port, Latvia, early in the morning Oct 26, while mooring in strong wind. Ship’s hull was breached, oil leak reported, spilled quantity unknown. The ship was fenced off with booms, cleansing operation launched.
General cargo ship LYRA, IMO 9155432, dwt 5184, built 1998, flag Madera Portugal, manager INTERSCAN SCHIFFAHRTSGES MBH (EQUASIS).



My name is Nikolay Torkin, I’m Merchant Marine Master, presently in command of feeder container ship trading in South East Asia. My family lives in Prague, Czech Republic. Mikhail provides me with daily accidents reports, I send him information with regards to accidents and container ships.